Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Increased Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continued to Decrease Last Week
Date: 2018-12-28

Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Increased Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continued to Decrease Last Week

 

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (December17-December 23), the national market prices of the edible agricultural products increased by 0.2% over the previous week and those of the means of production decreased by 0.5%.

 

In the market of the edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.16 yuan per kilogram, up 0.5% over the previous week, with the prices of oilseed rape, eggplant and cauliflower increasing the most by 5.8%, 5.1% and 4.8% respectively. The wholesale price of aquatic products rose slightly. Among these, the prices of large hairtail, grass carp and large yellow croaker increased the most by 0.8%, 0.4% and 0.4% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale prices of cereals increased slightly, with the price of flour up 0.3% over last week and that of rice staying unchanged. The wholesale prices of poultry fluctuated slightly. Among these, the price of eggs was 9.4 yuan per kilogram, up 0.2%; that of chicken was 16.17 yuan per kilogram, down 0.7% over the previous week. The wholesale prices of meat fluctuated slightly. Among these, the price of pork was 20.92 yuan per kilogram, down 0.1% over last week and the prices of beef and mutton were 56.54 yuan and 56.15 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.4% and 0.1% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of edible oil was steady in general, with the price of soybean oil down 0.1% over the previous week, that of peanut oil up 0.2%, and that of rapeseed oil remaining the same as that of the previous week.

 

In the market of production means, the price of rubber dropped by 1%, with the prices of natural rubber and synthetic rubber down 1.3% and 0.7% respectively. The price of non-ferrous metal decreased by 0.6%, with the prices of copper and aluminum down 1.4% and 0.1% respectively and the price of zinc up 1.5%. The price of basic chemical raw materials dropped by 0.5%, with the prices of sulphuric acid and methyl alcohol down 1.1% and 0.6% respectively, that of sodium carbonate up 0.8%, and that of polypropylene remaining unchanged. The price of coal decreased by 0.3%, among which the prices of steam coal, blind coal and coking coal were 606 yuan per ton, 892 yuan per ton and 771 yuan per ton respectively, down 0.3%, 0.1% and 0.1% respectively. The price of chemical fertilizer dropped by 0.2%, with prices of urea and NPK down 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. The price of steel increased by 0.2%, among which the prices of hot rolled strip steel, box iron, screw-thread steel and high-speed wire rod were 4149 yuan, 4184 yuan, 4092 yuan and 4159 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.5%, 0.4%, 0.3% and 0.1% respectively.

 
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