Prices of Edible Agricultural Products and Means of Production Increase Slightly




According to the watchdog of the MOFCOM, last week (October 2-8), the national market price index of edible agricultural products increased by 0.3% and that of the means of production increased by 0.6% over the previous week.


In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 3.82 yuan per kilogram, up 1.3% over the previous week, with the prices of cucumber, white radish and celery up 13%, 6.6% and 6.5% respectively. The wholesale price of meat increased slightly. Among these, the price of pork was 21.55 yuan per kilogram, up 0.2% over the previous week and the prices of mutton and beef were 46.81 yuan and 50.99 yuan per kilogram, up 1.2% and 0.2% respectively. The wholesale prices of grain and food were stable, with the price of rice the same as in the previous week and that of the flour up 0.5%. The wholesale price of edible oil fluctuated slightly, with the prices of rapeseed up 0.2%, that of peanut oil down 0.1% and that of the soybean oil staying the same as in the previous week. The wholesale price of poultry saw decrease mainly. Among these, the prices of eggs and chicken were 8.48 yuan and 15.56 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 0.9% and 0.2% respectively, and the price of duck was 17.28 yuan per kilogram, up 0.4%. The average wholesale price of aquatic products decreased by 0.3%, with the prices of grass carp, small yellow croaker and small hairtail down 1.2%, 0.9% and 0.7% respectively.


In the market of production means, the price of non-ferrous metal increased by 1.2% over the previous week, with the prices of copper, zinc, lead, nickel, aluminum and tin up 1.6%, 1.6%, 0.9%, 0.7%, 0.6% and 0.1% respectively. The price of steel increased by 0.6%, and the prices of hot-rolled common sheet, welded steel pipe, hot-rolling strip steel and high-speed wire rod were 4206 yuan, 4349 yuan, 4144 yuan and 4144 yuan per ton, up 1%, 0.9%, 0.8% and 0.6% respectively. The price of coal increased by 0.2% over the previous week. Among these, the prices of coking coal and blind coal were 726 yuan and 841 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.8% and 0.5% respectively and that of steam coal was 584 yuan per ton, the same as in the previous week. The price of chemical fertilizer increased by 0.1%, with those of urea, KCL and DAP up 0.2%, 0.2% and 0.1% respectively, and that of the NPK down 0.1%. The price of basic chemical raw materials remained stable, with the price of sulphuric acid down 0.7%, and those of sodium carbonate, methyl alcohol, pure benzene and caustic soda up 0.7%, 0.6%, 0.4% and 0.1% respectively. The price of rubber decreased by 0.6%, with the prices of natural rubber and synthetic rubber down 1% and 0.1% respectively.


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