Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Continue to Decrease and Prices of Means of Production Increase Slightly
Date: 2019-3-7

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

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (February 25-March 3), the national market price index of the edible agricultural products decreased by 0.5%, and that of the means of production increased by 0.4% over the previous week.

In the market of edible agricultural products: the wholesale prices of poultry dropped in different degrees. Among these, the prices of eggs and chicken were 8.16 yuan and 16.23 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 4.1% and 0.7% respectively. The average wholesale prices of aquatic products decreased in general, with the prices of grass carp, chub and carp decreasing the most by 1.9%, 1.7% and 1% respectively. The wholesale prices of meat decreased in general. Among these, the prices of pork and mutton were 18.59 yuan and 55.81 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 0.8% and 0.9% respectively, and that of beef was 56.95 yuan per kilogram, up 0.2%. The wholesale prices of grain and food decreased slightly, with that of flour down 0.3% and that of rice staying unchanged. The wholesale prices of edible oil remained stable in general, with the price of soybean oil down 0.1%, that of rapeseed oil up 0.3% respectively, and that of peanut oil staying unchanged. The average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.99 yuan per kilogram, up 0.4% over the previous week, with the prices of chili, cauliflower and celery increasing the most by up 8.2%, 5.7% and 5.3% respectively.

In the market of production means, the price of non-ferrous metal increased by 1.1% over the previous week, with the prices of copper, aluminum and zinc up 1.3%, 1.1% and 0.4% respectively. The price of rubber increased by 0.7%, and the prices of natural rubber and synthetic rubber rose by 0.9% and 0.5% respectively. The price of steel increased by 0.3% over the previous week, and the prices of high-speed wire rod, common mid plate and channel steel were 4096 yuan, 4167 yuan and 4164 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.5%, 0.4% and 0.3% respectively. The price of coal decreased by 0.1%, among which the prices of steam coal and blind coal were 601 yuan and 886 yuan per ton respectively, both down 0.2% and that of coking coal was 784 yuan per ton, up 0.1%. The price of chemical fertilizer decreased by 0.1%, and the price of urea fell by 0.1% and that of NPK kept stable. The price of basic chemical raw materials decreased by 1.4%, with the prices of sulphuric acid, sodium carbonate and polypropylene down 2.9%, 1.5% and 0.4% respectively, and that of methyl alcohol up 1.3%. 

 
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