Chile Jan manufacturing output up 4.3 pct, beats forecast

SANTIAGO Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:06am EST

SANTIAGO Feb 28 (Reuters) - Chilean manufacturing production grew 4.3 percent in January from a year ago chiefly due to growth in the food industry, beating a Reuters forecast for a 3.4 percent increase, government data showed on Thursday.

Seasonally adjusted manufacturing output expanded 0.7 percent in January compared with December.