Prices of Edible Agricultural Products and Means of Production Continue to Increase
Prices of Edible Agricultural Products and Means of Production Continue to Increase
Date: 2017-10-19

Prices of Edible Agricultural Products and Means of Production Continue to Increase

 

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (October 9-15), the national market price index of edible agricultural products increased by 0.4% and that of the means of production increased by 0.5% over the previous week.

In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 3.94 yuan per kilogram, up 3.1% over the previous week, with the prices of cucumber, zucchini and eggplant up 26.3%, 17% and 12.5% respectively. The wholesale price of poultry saw ups and downs. Among these, the prices of duck and chicken were 17.35 yuan and 15.58 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.4% and 0.1% respectively, and the price of eggs was 8.44 yuan per kilogram, down 0.5%. The wholesale price of edible oil remained stable, with the prices of soybean oil down 0.1%, that of peanut oil up 0.1% and that of the rapeseed staying the same as in the previous week. The wholesale prices of grain and food decreased but remained stable, with the price of rice down 0.2% and that of the flour the same as in the previous week. The wholesale price of meat decreased generally speaking. Among these, the prices of mutton and pork were 46.5 yuan and 21.47 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 0.7% and 0.4% respectively and the price beef was 51.02 yuan per kilogram, up 0.1%. The average wholesale price of aquatic products decreased by 0.8%, with the prices of grass carp, large hairtail and carp all down 1%.

In the market of production means, the price of non-ferrous metal increased by 1.5% over the previous week, with the prices of nickel, copper and zinc up 5.3%, 3.1% and 0.9% respectively and those of the lead, aluminum and tin down 1.1%, 0.2% and 0.2% respectively. The price of coal increased by 0.6% over the previous week. Among these, the prices of coking coal, steam coal and blind coal were 731 yuan, 588 yuan and 842 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.7%, 0.7% and 0.1% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials increased by 0.6%, with the prices of sodium carbonate, methyl alcohol, sulphuric acid and caustic soda up 1.3%, 0.6%, 0.5% and 0.5% respectively, and that of pure benzene down 0.7%. The price of chemical fertilizer increased by 0.2%, with that of urea up 0.2%, and those of the KCL, DAP and NPK the same as in the previous week. The price of steel increased by 0.1%, and the prices of cold-rolled common sheet, common medium sheet, high-speed wire rod and screw-thread steel were 4659 yuan, 4167 yuan, 4151 yuan and 4005 yuan per ton, up 0.5%, 0.3%, 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. The price of rubber decreased by 0.6%, with the price of synthetic rubber down 1% and that of natural rubber up 0.3%.

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