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British annual inflation rises to 1.3%: official data

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Britain's 12-month inflation rose unexpectedly in October, rebounding from a five-year low the previous month, lifted partly by the rising cost of computer games, official data showed Tuesday.

[LONDON] Britain's 12-month inflation rose unexpectedly in October, rebounding from a five-year low the previous month, lifted partly by the rising cost of computer games, official data showed Tuesday.

The annual rate accelerated to 1.3 per cent in October from 1.2 per cent in September, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement.

"Smaller falls in transport costs than a year ago - notably for motor fuels and air fares, and price rises for computer games were the main contributors to the rise in the rate of inflation," the ONS said.

Analyst expectations had been for the annual rate to remain at 1.2 per cent in October, according to a survey by Dow Jones Newswires.

AFP

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