Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Drop Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Increase Slightly Last Week
Date: 2019-10-9

Prices of Edible Agricultural Products Drop Slightly and Prices of Means of Production Increase Slightly Last Week

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (September 16-22), the national market price of the edible agricultural products decreased by 0.6% over the previous week and that of the means of production increased by 0.4% over the previous week. 

 
In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 3.97 yuan per kilogram, down 2.2% over the previous week, with the prices of bitter gourd, broccoli and cabbage decreasing by 9.3%, 8.3% and 6.7% respectively. The average wholesale price of 6 kinds of fruits was 7.01 yuan per kilogram, decreasing by 4.4%. The prices of apple, grape, citrus, pear, and watermelon decreased by 7.5%, 5.5%, 4.7%, 2.9% and 0.4% respectively and that of banana rose by 1.6%. The wholesale prices of meat fluctuated slightly. The price of pork was 36.39 yuan per kilogram, down 0.4% over the previous week and those of beef and mutton were 64.66 yuan and 62.08 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.2% and 0.1% respectively over the previous week. The increase of the wholesale price of poultry slowed down. The prices of eggs and chicken were 11.69 yuan and 19.21 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 1.3% and 0.4% respectively, 1.1 and 2.1 percentage points lower than those of the previous week. The wholesale prices of aquatic products rallied slightly, with the prices of large hairtail, chub and carp up 2.9%, 1.9% and 0.3% respectively. The wholesale price of grain stayed steady, with those of rice and flour staying unchanged. The wholesale prices of edible oil decreased slightly, with those of rapeseed oil and peanut oil down 0.5% and 0.1% respectively, and that of soybean oil staying the same as in last week. 
 
In the market of production means, the price of refined oil increased. The prices of No. 92 gasoline, No. 95 gasoline and No. 0 diesel oil increased by 4%, 3.8% and 1.9% respectively. The price of rubber rebounded slightly, with the prices of synthetic rubber and natural rubber up 0.7% and 0.4% respectively. The prices of coal was stable in general while the price of coking coal was 775 yuan per ton, up 0.3% and the prices of blind coal and steam coal were 895 yuan and 582 yuan per ton respectively, the same as in last week. The price of steel dropped slightly, and the prices of channel steel, hot rolling strip steel, high-speed wire rod and screw-thread steel were 4089 yuan, 4063 yuan, 4110 yuan and 3988 yuan per ton respectively, down 0.4%, 0.3%, 0.1% and 0.1% respectively. The price of fertilizer decreased while remaining stable. The price of urea decreased by 0.2% and that of NPK remained stable. The price of basic chemical raw materials fluctuated slightly, with the prices of sulphuric acid and polypropylene down 1.3% and 0.2% respectively and the prices of methyl alcohol and sodium carbonate up 1.1% and 0.5% respectively. The prices of non-ferrous metal fluctuated slightly, with the prices of aluminum and zinc down 1.3% and 0.6% respectively and that of copper up 0.2%.
 
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