Around the world supply chain problems are affecting the supply of goods, as the easing of the Covid pandemic leads to a sudden surge in consumer demand.
Cargo ships at many ports are stuck, unable to offload their containers, because the docks are already full.
France’s Finance Minister, speaking at a meeting of the International Monetary Fund in Washington, said there were shortages everywhere, with suppliers struggling to cope with the rise in demand.
Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by economics editor Faisal Islam in Washington.
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