NEW DELHI, May 10 (Reuters) - India's industrial production
growth accelerated to 2.5 percent in March from a
year earlier, government data showed on Friday.
Analysts polled by Reuters had expected output to grow 2.0
percent annually. The government revised the output growth for
February to 0.5 percent from 0.6 percent earlier.
Manufacturing, which constitutes about 76 percent
of industrial production, grew 3.2 percent from a year earlier,
the federal statistics office said. Capital goods production, a
barometer for investments in the economy, grew an annual 6.9
percent from a year earlier.
In the April-March period, industrial production
expanded an annual 1.0 percent.
(Reporting by Rajesh Kumar Singh, editing by Ross Colvin)