RPT-PREVIEW-Chile Dec industrial output seen up 1.2 pct

WHAT: Chile industry output for December.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan 28 at 9:00 a.m. (1200 GMT)

REUTERS FORECAST: Median rise 1.2 percent. 10 participants
participated in the survey and the range was for rise of 0.2
percent to 4 percent.

FACTORS TO WATCH: Analysts watching most heavily weighted
sectors food, drink and wood pulp for signs of continued
recovery after they rose in November, ending 13 consecutive
months of falling industrial output.

Analysts also watching data on sales of a range of products
from durable goods to textiles for indication of how domestic
demand is evolving.

Output of No.1 export copper is issued separately and
factored into monthly growth data.

MARKET IMPACT: A smaller-than-expected increase in
industrial output would reinforce expectations of a slower
recovery from global crisis than originally expected. In-line
or better-than-expected industrial output would likely give a
boost to local stocks, which are already trading around 19
month highs led by stronger commodity prices.

Chile’s statistics agency Web site for IP data www.ine.cl

All Chile economic data (ECONALLCL: ). Today’s data (ECONCL: )

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(Reporting by Maria Jose Latorre. Writing by Aaron Nelsen.
Editing by Simon Gardner and Andrea Ricci)

RPT-PREVIEW-Chile Dec industrial output seen up 1.2 pct