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NEW DELHI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - India's industrial production
soared by 8.2 percent in October from a year earlier,
government data showed on Wednesday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a rise of 4.5
percent in October output. Revised government figures released
on Wednesday showed September output growth was revised down to
a contraction of 0.7 percent from a contraction of 0.4 percent.
Manufacturing, which constitutes about 76
percent of industrial production, rose by 9.6 percent from a
year earlier, the federal statistics office said.
In the April-October period, industrial production
expanded an annual 1.2 percent.
(Reporting by Delhi bureau; editing by Frank Jack Daniel)