India's Dec infrastructure output up 2.6 pct y/y - govt

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 11:01 hrs

NEW DELHI, Jan 31 (Reuters) - India's infrastructure sector output grew 2.6 percent in December from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday.

The infrastructure output for eight sectors - coal, crude oil, oil refinery, natural gas, steel, cement, electricity and fertilisers - grew at an annual 3.3 percent in the April-December period compared with 4.8 percent a year earlier.

The infrastructure sector accounts for 37.9 percent of India's industrial output. (Reporting by Matthias Williams; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)

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