Prices of Edible Agricultural Products and Means of Production Increase Slightly




According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (October 16-22), the national market price index of edible agricultural products increased by 0.4% and that of the means of production increased by 0.3% over the previous week.


In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.04 yuan per kilogram, up 2.5% over the previous week, with the prices of zucchini, eggplant and beans up 12.1%, 9.7% and 9.6% respectively. The wholesale price of poultry saw ups and downs. Among these, the prices of duck and chicken were 17.4 yuan and 15.61 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.3% and 0.2% respectively, and the price of eggs was 8.38 yuan per kilogram, down 0.7%. The wholesale price of edible oil remained stable, with the price of peanut oil staying the same as in the previous week and those of rapeseed oil and soybean oil up 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. The wholesale prices of grain and food remained stable, with the price of rice up 0.2% and that of the flour the same as in the previous week. The wholesale price of meat fluctuated slightly. Among these, the prices of pork and beef were 21.35 yuan and 50.92 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 0.6% and 0.2% respectively and the price of mutton was 46.77 yuan per kilogram, up 0.6%. The average wholesale price of aquatic products decreased by 0.5%, with the prices of carp, crucian and grass carp down 1.6%, 1% and 0.8% respectively. Their drop degrees ranked the top ones.


In the market of production means, the price of coal increased by 0.8% over the previous week. Among these, the prices of blind coal, steam coal and coking coal were 850 yuan, 593 yuan and 735 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.9%, 0.8% and 0.6% respectively. The price of rubber increased by 0.7%, and the prices of synthetic rubber and natural rubber rose by 1.5% and 0.1% respectively. The price of chemical fertilizer increased by 0.6%, with that of urea, DAP, NPK and KCL up 1%, 0.3%, 0.3% and 0.1% respectively. The price of steel increased by 0.3%, and the prices of joist steel, U-steel, common medium sheet and common round sheet were 4274 yuan, 4257 yuan, 4195 yuan and 4150 yuan per ton, up 1%, 0.9%, 0.7% and 0.5% respectively. The price of non-ferrous metal increased by 0.2% over the previous week, with the prices of nickel and copper up 4.4% and 2.3% respectively and those of the lead, zinc, aluminum and tin down 5.3%, 1.8%, 0.9% and 0.2% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials decreased by 0.2%, with the prices of sulphuric acid, methyl alcohol and sodium carbonate down 1%, 0.8% and 0.1% respectively, and those of caustic soda and pure benzene up 0.9% and 0.1% respectively.


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