was 5 per cent as against 6 per cent in the year-ago period. During April- August, the growth cumulates to 6.6 per cent.
Intermediate goods segment expanded at a rate of 3.6 per cent and basic good at a rate of 1.5 per cent in August.
Giving further details, the data showed there was contraction in host of segments, including food products and beverages, wood and its products, basic metals, fabricated metal products and machinery and equipment.
There were expectations that the industrial production (IIP) would be better in the backdrop of the eight infrastructure industries posting a 7-month high growth rate of 3.7 per cent in August.
These eight industries have a weight of about 38 per cent in the IIP.
Industrial output growth slows to 0.6 pc in August
(Reuters) India's industrial output growth slowed to 0.6 percent in August from an upwardly revised 2.75 percent pace in July, hurt by weak investment and consumer demand, government data showed on Friday.
Analysts polled had expected annual industrial output growth of 2.0 percent for the month.
The manufacturing sector, which constitutes about 76 percent of industrial production, crawled up 0.1 percent from a year earlier, the federal statistics office said.
Capital goods production, a barometer for investments in the Indian economy, contracted by 2 percent in August from a year earlier.