Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Drop Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continue Picking up
Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Drop Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continue Picking up
Date: 2017-7-24
Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Drop Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continue Picking up
 
According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (July 3-July 9), the market index of edible agricultural products went down by 0.5% over the previous week and that of production means increased by 0.1% over the previous week.

In the market of farm produce: the prices of poultry saw ups and downs, with the price of eggs down 4.4% and that of duck and chicken up 0.9% and 0.2% respectively. The price of edible oil remained stable in general with some slight falls, with the price of peanut oil and rapeseed oil staying unchanged compared with that of the previous week, and that of soybean oil down 0.3% week on week. The price of grain fluctuated slightly, with the price of rice up 0.2%, and flour down 0.5% compared with that of the previous week. The average price of 30 kinds of vegetable kept steady, among which the prices of green bean, bitter gourd and white gourd down 5.7%, 5.4% and 5.3% respectively, while those of lettuce, Chinese cabbage and celery increased by 9.9%, 6.6% and 5.3% respectively. The average price of aquatic products remained steady, with the prices of large hairtail, chub and grass carp down 2.8%, 0.3% and 0.3% respectively, while those of carp, small yellow croaker and small hairtail up 1.2%, 1% and 0.9% respectively week on week. The price of meat fluctuated slightly, with the prices of pork and beef up 0.2% and 0.1% respectively, but the price of mutton down 0.6%.

In the market of production means: the price of steel increased by 0.8%, among which the prices of hot-rolled common sheet, common mid plate, cold-rolled common sheet and hot-rolled strip increased by 1.9%, 1.8%, 1.5% and 1.2% respectively. The price of nonferrous metal was up 0.1% over the previous week, with the prices of zinc and aluminum up 0.9% and 0.8% respectively, those of nickel, lead and copper down 1.5%, 1.2% and 0.3% respectively and that of tin remaining unchanged. The prices of chemical fertilizer remained steady in general, with the price of urea up 0.1%, the price of NPK down 0.1% and those of kalium chloratum and DAP remaining steady. The prices of coal were stable, with the price of coking coal up 0.6%, that of blind coal down 0.2% and steamed coal remaining the same as in the previous week. The price of basic chemical raw material was down 0.3%, with the prices of purified petroleum benzine, methyl alcohol, caustic soda and sulfuric acid down 0.9%, 0.7%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively and that of sodium carbonate up 0.2%. The price of rubber decreased by 0.7%, with the price of natural rubber down 1.7% and that of synthetic rubber up 0.6%. 

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