July industrial output up 13.8 pct y/y - govt
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's industrial output in July rose at a faster-than-expected 13.8 percent from a year earlier, sharply higher than the previous month's 7.1 percent, government data showed on Friday.
The median forecast in a Reuters poll was for an annual rise of 7.7 percent.
Manufacturing output rose an annual 15.0 percent in July, the federal statistics office said in a statement.
Industrial output rose 10.4 percent in the 2009/10 financial year (April-March) , faster than the 2.8 percent clocked in the previous fiscal year.
(Reporting by Abhijit Neogy and Manoj Kumar; editing by Malini Menon