SANTIAGO Nov 29 Chilean manufacturing
production surged a seasonally adjusted 19.7 percent
in October from September and grew a stronger-than-forecast 9.1
percent from a year earlier, the government said on Thursday.
Extra working days and a pick-up in already buoyant domestic
demand boosted the indicator, the INE statistics agency said.
A Reuters poll saw the index bouncing back in October by 2.7
percent from a year earlier after a sharp fall in September,
partly because of a greater number of working days in the month
and a low base of comparison.