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The Increase Rate of Edible Agricultural Products Falls and Prices of Means of Production Decrease Slightly

MOFCOM

2018-01-09

 

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (December 25-31), the national market price index of the edible agricultural products increased by 0.3%, 0.3 percentage points lower than that in the previous week. The price index of the means of production decreased by 0.3%.

 

In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.17 yuan per kilogram, up 1.7% over the previous week, with the prices of asparagus lettuce, chili and wax gourd up 9.2%, 9.2% and 7.3% respectively. The wholesale price of poultry increased slightly. Among these, the prices of duck, eggs and chicken were 17.72 yuan, 9.36 yuan and 16.07 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 1%, 0.5% and 0.4% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale prices of grain and food increased slightly, with that of flour up 0.3% over the previous week and that of rice staying the same as in the previous week. The average wholesale price of aquatic products remained stable in general, the prices of carp, grass carp and small hairtail fell by 1.2%, 0.4% and 0.2% respectively and those of silver carp, crucian and big hairtail rose by 0.7%, 0.7% and 0.5% respectively. The wholesale price of meat fluctuated slightly, and the price of pork was 21.71 yuan per kilogram, down 0.6%, that of mutton was 48.31 yuan per kilogram, staying the same as in the previous week and that of beef was 51.58 yuan per kilogram, up 0.4%. The wholesale price of edible oil fell slightly, with the prices of soybean oil and rapeseed oil both down 0.1% and that of peanut oil staying the same as in the previous week.

 

In the market of production means, the price of steel decreased by 2.1% over the previous week, and the prices of screw-thread steel, high-speed wire rod and common round steel were 4333 yuan, 4400 yuan and 4374 yuan per ton respectively, down 3.1%, 2.9% and 2.5% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials decreased by 0.2%, with the prices of sodium carbonate and methyl alcohol down 1.6% and 0.6% respectively, that of caustic soda up 0.6% and that of sulphuric acid staying the same as in the previous week. The price of rubber decreased by 0.2%, with the price of synthetic rubber fell by 0.5% and that of natural rubber up 0.1%. The price of coal increased by 0.4%, among which the prices of blind coal and steam coal were 862 yuan and 611 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.6% and 0.5% respectively and that of coking coal was 754 yuan per ton, staying the same as in the previous week. The price of non-ferrous metal increased by 1.1% over the previous week, with the prices of copper, tin, aluminum and lead up 2%, 1.1%, 0.6% and 0.3% respectively and those of nickel and zinc down 0.5% and 0.2% respectively. The price of chemical fertilizer increased by 1.3%, with the prices of urea, KCL, DAP and NPK up 2.1%, 0.6%, 0.5% and 0.5% respectively.


 

 
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