Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Increased Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Decreased Slightly Last Week
Date: 2019-5-16

Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Increased Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Decreased Slightly Last Week

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (May 6-12), the market prices of the edible agricultural products across the country increased by 0.9% over the previous week and those of the means of production dropped by 0.2% over the previous week.

 
In the market of the edible agricultural products, the wholesale price of poultry increased differently. Among these, the prices of eggs and chicken were 9.17 yuan and 16.38 yuan per kilogram, up 3.5% and 0.6% respectively over the previous week. The average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.75 yuan per kilogram, up 1.3%, with the prices of beans, spinach, white radish increasing the most by 11.1%, 6.1% and 6% respectively. The wholesale price of aquatic products rose slightly. Among these, the prices of large hairtail, large yellow croaker and chub rose by 3%, 0.7% and 0.4% respectively. The wholesale price of cereals rose slightly, with the prices of rice up 0.2% and that of flour staying the same as the previous week. The wholesale price of meat fluctuated slightly. Among these, the price of pork was 20.87 yuan per kilogram, up 0.1%, that of beef was 56.39 yuan per kilogram, down 0.1% and that of mutton was 55.19 yuan per, up 0.1%. The wholesale price of edible oil dropped slightly, with the prices of soybean oil and peanut oil both down 0.5% and that of rapeseed oil up 0.1%. 
 
In the market of production means, the price of non-ferrous metal decreased, with the prices of copper and zinc down 2.2% and 1.9% respectively and that of aluminum remaining the same as the previous week. The price of basic chemical raw materials fluctuated slightly, with the prices of polypropylene and methyl alcohol down 1.6% and 0.8%, that of sodium carbonate up 0.8% and that of sulphuric acid remaining the same as the previous week. The price of chemical fertilizer fluctuated slightly, with the price of urea down 0.2% and that of NPK up 0.2%. The price of steel fluctuated slightly, in which the price of channel steel was 4191 yuan per ton, down 0.4%, that of welded steel pipe was 4268 yuan per ton, up 0.4%, and those of high-speed wire rod and screw-thread steel were 4263 yuan and 4187 yuan per ton respectively, both remaining unchanged. The price of coal rose slightly, among which the prices of coking coal and blind coal were 766 yuan and 896 yuan per ton, up 0.5% and 0.4% and that of steam coal was 595 yuan per ton, the same as last week. The price of rubber increased in general, with the prices of natural rubber up 0.9% and that of synthetic rubber down 0.4%.
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