Prices of Edible Agricultural Products and Prices of Means of Production Continue to Decrease
Date: 2018-11-30

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

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (November 19-25), the national market price of the edible agricultural products decreased by 0.6%, and that of the means of production decreased by 1.6%.

In the market of edible agricultural products, the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 3.93 yuan per kilogram, down 2.7% over the previous week, with the prices of Chinese cabbage, green pepper and broccoli decreasing the most by 7.4%, 7.4% and 7.3% respectively. The average wholesale price of aquatic products decreased in general with the prices of grass carp, large hairtail and carp decreasing the most by 1.7%, 1.4% and 1.1% respectively. The wholesale prices of cereals decreased slightly, with that of rice down 0.2%, and that of flour staying unchanged. The wholesale price of edible oil decreased generally, with the prices of rapeseed oil and soybean oil down 0.2% and 0.1% respectively, and that of peanut oil staying unchanged. The wholesale price of poultry fluctuated slightly. Among these, the prices of eggs were 9.63 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 1.1% and that of chicken was 16.23 yuan per kilogram, up 0.2% over the previous week. The wholesale price of meat fluctuated slightly, and the price of pork were 20.94 yuan per kilogram, down 0.5% and those of beef and mutton were 55.2 yuan and 55.13 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.1% and 1% respectively.

In the market of production means, the price of steel decreased by 2.7%. To be more specific, the prices of deformed steel, high-speed wire rod and box iron were 4258 yuan, 4342 yuan and 4281 yuan per ton respectively, down 3.2%, 3.1% and 1.9% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials decreased by 1.5%, with the prices of methyl alcohol, polypropylene and sulphuric acid down 4.2%, 2.5% and 0.6% respectively, and that of sodium carbonate up 0.2%. The price of rubber decreased by 0.6%, with those of natural rubber and synthetic rubber down 0.6% and 0.5% respectively. The price of chemical fertilizer decreased by 0.1%, with that of urea down 0.1% and that of NPK up 0.1%. The price of coal increased by 0.2%, among which the prices of blind coal and seam coal were 889 yuan and 610 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.6% and 0.3% respectively, and that of coking coal was 772 yuan per ton, down 0.9%. The price of non-ferrous metal increased by 0.9%, with the prices of both copper and aluminum up 0.7%, and that of zinc was generally steady.

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