China inflation moves higher than expected


Higher fuel costs and volatile food prices have pushed Chinese inflation higher than had been forecast.

China's inflation rate was 3.6% in March. Food prices were up by 7.5%.

Inflation had been falling since last July, because of a series of government measures, including higher interest rates. It was down to 3.2% in February.

Analysts had predicted inflation to have risen to 3.3% in March.

The BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports.

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