China March FDI rises 2.6 pct y/y to $13.45 bln

BEIJING, April 12 (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China in March rose 2.6 percent year-on-year to $13.45 billion, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

In yuan terms, FDI increased 0.4 percent in March and 0.5 percent over the March year-to-date period, the commerce ministry said.

That compares to a 0.5 percent y/y increase in FDI in yuan terms for the combined January and February period. (Reporting by Yawen Chen and Seyoung Lee; Editing by Sam Holmes)