July 12, 2017 / 12:25 PM / 2 months ago

India's industrial output up 1.7 percent in May

An employee works inside a leather tannery at an industrial area in Kanpur, India, April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s industrial output grew 1.7 percent in May from a year earlier, government data showed on Wednesday.

Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast 1.9 percent growth in output compared with a revised 2.8 percent year-on-year increase in April.

Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Malini Menon

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