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China’s consumer inflation picks up in April, driven by climbing food prices


China's consumer inflation grew at the fastest pace in six months, official data showed on Thursday, fuelled by higher pork price as the spread of African swine fever prompts farmers to cull their herds.

The consumer price index (CPI) in April rose 2.5 per cent from a year earlier, the highest in six months, shows data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Thursday.

That was higher than a 2.3 per cent increase in March and . . .

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