British annual inflation rises to 1.3 percent: 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.

The annual rate accelerated to 1.

3 percent in October from 1.

2 percent 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 percent in October, according to a survey by Dow Jones Newswires.

© 2014 AFP

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