Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Decreased Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continued to Rise Last Week
Date: 2018-10-19

Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Decreased Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continued to Rise Last Week

 

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (October 8-14), over the previous week,the market prices of national edible agricultural products decreased by 0.7% and those of the means of production increased by 0.4% . 


In the market of the edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.65 yuan per kilogram, down 2.3% over the previous week, with the prices of cucumber, spinach, Chinese cabbage decreasing the most by 14.5%, 10.1% and 10% respectively. The wholesale price of poultry decreased slightly. Among these, the prices of eggs and chickens were 9.89 yuan and 16.36 yuan per kilogram, down 1.6% and 1% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of aquatic products continued to drop. Among these, the prices of freshwater fish like crucian, grass carp and chub decreased the most by 2.1%, 1.6% and 1.3% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of meat fluctuated slightly. Among these, the price of pork was 21.22 yuan per kilogram, down 0.2%; the prices of beef and mutton were 54.38 yuan and 52.02 yuan per kilogram respectively, both up 0.2% over the previous week. The wholesale prices of cereals increased slightly. The prices of flour and rice rose by 0.3% and 0.2% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of edible oil rose slightly. Among these, the prices of soybean oil, peanut oil and rapeseed oil increased by 0.4%, 0.4% and 0.2% over last week.

In the market of production means: the price of chemical fertilizer rose by 1.2%, with those of urea, KCL, DAP and NPK up 1.8%, 0.5%, 0.4% and 0.4% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials rose by 1% over last week, with the prices of sulphuric acid, methyl alcohol, sodium carbonate and caustic soda up 1.6%, 1.3%, 0.5% and 0.4% respectively. The price of coal rose by 0.4%, among which the prices of coking coal, blind coal and steam coal were 764 yuan, 874 yuan and 602 yuan per ton, up 1.3%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. The price of steel rose by 0.2%, among which the prices of screw-thread steel, common round steel and high-speed wire rod were 4403 yuan, 4459 yuan and 4493 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.5%, 0.2%, and 0.2% respectively. The price of non-ferrous metal increased by 0.2%, with the prices of zinc up 2.9%, the prices of nickel, aluminum, tin and lead down 0.7%, 0.5%, 0.4% and 0.1% respectively and the price of copper remaining the same as that of last week. The price of rubber drop by 0.4%, with the price of synthetic rubber down 0.9% and the price of natural rubber remaining stable.

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