BEIJING -- China's Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday that the country's fiscal revenue
rose27.2 percent year-on-year to 1 trillion yuan ($154 billion) in April.
The growth rate climbed slightly from 26.7 percent in March, but eased from the 36 percent
increasein the first two months of this year when surging imports boosted fiscal revenue, the
ministry said ina statement on its website.
The growth of fiscal revenue is expected to continue to slow down in the following months, it
added. In April, the central government collected 521.4 billion yuan and local governments
gathered therest, the statement said.The April figure brought China's fiscal revenue in the first
four months of this year to 3.62 trillionyuan, up 31.4 percent from a year earlier, it said.
Fiscal revenue in China includes taxes as well as administrative fees and other government
income,such as fines and income from state-owned assets.