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Date: 2019-1-10

Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Increase Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Continue to Slow Down

 

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (December 31-January 6), the national market price index of edible agricultural products increased by 0.2% and that of the means of production decreased by 1.1% over the previous week.

 

In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.26 yuan per kilogram, up 1.7% over the previous week, with the prices of white turnip, lettuce and cauliflower increasing the most by 14.7%, 14.3% and 12.5% respectively. The average wholesale prices of aquatic products increased slightly, with the prices of chub, grass carp and crucian increasing the most by 1.5%, 1% and 0.5% respectively. The wholesale prices of grain and food increased slightly, with that of rice up 0.2% and that of flour staying unchanged. The wholesale prices of edible oil fluctuated slightly, with those of rapeseed oil and peanut oil up 0.3% and 0.1% respectively, and that of soybean oil down 0.1%. The wholesale prices of meat fluctuated slightly. Among these, the price of pork was 20.66 yuan per kilogram, down 0.7% over the previous week, and those of beef and mutton were 56.59 and 56.85 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.4% and 0.6% respectively. The wholesale prices of poultry decreased slightly. Among these, the prices of chicken and eggs were 16.23 and 9.34 yuan per kilogram respectively, both down 0.1% over the previous week.

 

In the market of production means, the price of non-ferrous metal decreased by 1.9% over the previous week, with the prices of zinc, aluminum and copper down 2.5%, 1.9% and 1.7% respectively. The price of steel decreased by 0.7% over the previous week, and the prices of screw-thread steel, high-speed wire rod and hot rolling strip steel were 4039 yuan, 4105 yuan and 4109 yuan per ton respectively, down 0.8%, 0.7% and 0.7% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials decreased by 0.6%, with the prices of sulphuric acid, methyl alcohol and sodium carbonate down 1.1%, 1.1% and 0.9% respectively, and that of polypropylene increased by 1.4%. The price of chemical fertilizer decreased by 0.4%, with that of urea down 0.4% and NPK down 0.1%. The price of coal decreased by 0.1%, among which the price of steam coal was 604 yuan per ton, down 0.2%, the price of blind coal was 892 yuan per ton, up 0.1%, and the price of coking coal was 774 yuan per ton, keeping steady. The price of rubber increased by 0.3%, with the prices of synthetic rubber and natural rubber up 0.4% and 0.3% respectively.

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