Argentina January industry output falls 2.6 percent from a year ago

viernes 21 de febrero de 2014 15:06 GYT

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.