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BUENOS AIRES, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Argentina's industrial output shrank 2.1 percent in January on the year, the Economy Ministry said on Thursday, marking the 18th consecutive monthly decline.
The median forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts had been for a 2.0 percent drop last month.
Industrial output rose 1.1 percent in January from the previous month, the ministry said. (Reporting By Sarah Marsh and Hernan Nessi; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)