April 11, 2014 / 12:11 PM / 3 years ago

Industrial output shrinks 1.9 percent in Feb - govt

A worker uses a welding torch to weld an iron machine at the construction site of a flyover in New Delhi January 6, 2014.Anindito Mukherjee/Files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Industrial production unexpectedly shrank 1.9 percent year-on-year in February, government data showed on Friday.

Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast an annual growth of 0.9 percent in output. The growth in January's output was revised up to about 0.8 percent on year from 0.1 percent earlier.

Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh; editing by Malini Menon

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