Prices of both Edible Agricultural Products and Means of Production Remain Stable
Date: 2019-1-31

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (January 21-27), the national prices of both the edible agricultural products and means of production remained stable over the previous week.

In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.63 yuan per kilogram, up 2.9% over the previous week, with the prices of green pepper, chili and cucumber increasing the most by 11%, 9.8% and 7.7% respectively. The average wholesale prices of aquatic products increased slightly, with the prices of large yellow croaker, chub and carp increasing by 1.4%, 1.1% and 0.6% respectively. The wholesale prices of poultry fluctuated slightly. Among these, the price of chicken was 16.34 yuan per kilogram, up 0.3%, and that of eggs was 9.53 yuan per kilogram, down 0.7%. The wholesale prices of grain and food fluctuated slightly, with those of flour up 0.5% and that of rice down 0.2%. The wholesale prices of edible oil remained stable in general, with that of peanut oil up 0.3% those of and soybean oil and rapeseed oil down 0.1%. The wholesale prices of meat decreased slightly. Among these, the prices of pork and mutton were 19.15 yuan and 57.07 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 3.6% and 0.5% respectively, and that of beef was 57.18 yuan per kilogram, staying unchanged.

In the market of production means, the price of chemical fertilizer decreased by 0.4%, with the price of urea and NPK down 0.4% and 0.3% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials decreased by 0.3%, with the prices of methyl alcohol and sulphuric acid down 1.4% and 0.4% respectively, and those of sodium carbonate and polypropylene up 0.7% and 0.4% respectively. The price of steel remained stable, and the prices of high-speed wire rod and channel steel were 4070 yuan and 4145 yuan per ton respectively, both down 0.1%, and that of screw-thread steel was 4013 yuan, up 0.1%. The price of coal remained stable basically, among which the price of steam coal was 604 yuan per ton, down 0.2%, that of coking coal was 773 yuan per ton, up 0.4%, and that of blind coal was 890 yuan per ton, staying stable. The price of rubber increased by 0.3%, with the prices of natural rubber and synthetic rubber up 0.5% and 0.1% respectively. The price of non-ferrous metal increased by 0.4%, with the prices of zinc and aluminum up 1.5% and 1.1% respectively, and that of copper down 0.3%.