Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Dropped Slightly and Prices of Means of Production were Stable Last Week
Date: 2019-2-22

Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Dropped Slightly and Prices of Means of Production were Stable Last Week

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (February11-17), the market prices of the edible agricultural products in the whole country dropped by 0.3% over the previous week and those of the means of production remained the same as in the previous week.


In the market of the edible agricultural products: the wholesale price of poultry decreased differently. Among these, the prices of eggs and chicken were 8.87 and 16.39 yuan per kilogram, down 5.2% and 0.4% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of meat dropped in general. Among these, the prices of pork, beef and mutton were 18.85 yuan, 57.25 yuan and 57.16 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 0.3, 0.4% and 0.1% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of cereals fluctuated slightly, with the price of rice down 0.2% and that of flour up 0.3%. The wholesale price of aquatic products remained stable in general. Among these, the prices of large yellow croaker, large hairtail and chub dropped by 1.6%, 1% and 0.9% respectively and the prices of carp and crucian increased by 1.2% and 0.3% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of edible oil increased slightly, with the prices of peanut oil and rapeseed oil up 0.2% and 0.1% respectively and that of soybean oil remaining the same as in the previous week. The average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 5.18 yuan per kilogram, up 0.6% over the previous week, with the prices of lotus root, garlic, and onion increasing the most by 10.1%, 8.3% and 7.1% respectively.

In the market of production means, the price of steel rose by 0.4%. Among these, the prices of screw-thread steel, welded steel pipe, high-speed wire rod and hot rolling strip steel were 4042 yuan, 4201 yuan, 4093 and 4097 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.5%, 0.5% 0.4% and 0.3% respectively. The price of rubber rose by 0.3%, with the price of natural rubber up 0.5% and that of synthetic rubber remaining the same as in the previous week. The price of coal remained stable, among which the prices of coking coal and blind coal were 783 yuan and 892 yuan per ton, up 0.5% and 0.1% and that of steam coal was 600 yuan per ton, down 0.2%. The price of non-ferrous metal dropped by 0.1%, with the price of zinc down 0.2% and those of copper and aluminum up 0.4% and 0.1%. The price of chemical fertilizer dropped by 0.2%, with that of urea down 0.2% and that of NPK up 0.1%. The price of basic chemical raw materials dropped by 0.5%, with the prices of polypropylene, sodium carbonate and sulphuric acid down 1.4%, 0.8% and 0.2% respectively and that of methyl alcohol up 0.2%.

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