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BUENOS AIRES, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Argentina's industrial production shrank 2.6 percent in January from the same period a year ago ARIO=ECI, the government said on Friday.
Factory output rose 1.6 percent in January from December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to a statement from the INDEC national statistics institute.
Analysts polled by Reuters forecast a 4.5 percent drop during the month, according to the median forecast.