October 10, 2016 / 12:42 PM / 10 months ago

TABLE-India's industrial output contracts 0.7 pct y/y in Aug

Oct 10 (Reuters) - India's industrial output 
shrank 0.7 percent in August from a year earlier, led by a fall
in mining and manufacturing production, government data showed
on Monday.
    Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast a 0.2 percent
annual fall in output compared with a revised 2.5 percent
year-on-year decline in July. 
   
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                     Aug 2016    Jul 2016   Aug 2015
INDUSTRIAL GROWTH        -0.7      -2.5       6.3
Manufacturing            -0.3      -3.5       6.6
Consumer goods            1.1       1.6       6.0
Consumer durables         2.3       5.9      17.0
Consumer non-durables     0.1      -1.4      -0.9
Capital goods           -22.2     -29.5      21.3
Mining                   -5.6       0.9       4.5
Electricity               0.1       1.6       5.6

(Annual growth in percentage)
SOURCE: Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
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 (Compiled by Rajesh Kumar Singh in NEW DELHI; Editing by Malini
Menon)

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