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May industrial production contracts by 1.6 per cent

Manufacturing sector, which constitutes about 76 per cent of industrial production, shrank 2.0 per cent.

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Updated:July 12, 2013, 5:51 PM IST
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May industrial production contracts by 1.6 per cent
Manufacturing sector, which constitutes about 76 per cent of industrial production, shrank 2.0 per cent.
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New Delhi: India's industrial production unexpectedly contracted 1.6 per cent in May from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected output to grow 1.6 per cent annually. April's output growth was revised down to an annual 1.9 per cent from 2.3 per cent earlier.

Manufacturing sector, which constitutes about 76 per cent of industrial production, shrank 2.0 per cent from a year earlier, the federal statistics office said.

Capital goods production, a barometer for investments in the economy, contracted an annual 2.7 percent in May from a year earlier.

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