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BUENOS AIRES, March 26 (Reuters) - Argentina's industrial output contracted 2.2 percent in February compared with the same month a year earlier, Economy Ministry data showed on Thursday, marking the 19th consecutive monthly decline.
The figure came in below a median forecast in a Reuters poll of nine analysts for a 1.7 percent drop.
Industrial output dipped 0.4 percent in February from the previous month in seasonally adjusted terms, the ministry said. (Reporting by Hernan Nessi; Editing by Richard Lough)