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




According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (January 8-14), the national market price index of the edible agricultural products increased by 0.5%, 1.1 percentage points lower than that in the previous week. The price index of the means of production decreased by 0.4%.


In the market of the edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.46 yuan per kilogram, up 0.9% over the previous week, 5.1 percentage points lower than the increase rate in the previous week. Among these, the prices of wax gourd, zucchini and white radish increased by 10.8%, 10.2% and 9.6% respectively. The overall wholesale price of poultry increased. Among these, the prices of eggs, duck and chicken were 9.52 yuan, 17.83 yuan and 16.21 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 1.2%, 0.5% and 0.3% respectively over the previous week. The wholesale price of meat rose at different degree, and the prices of mutton, beef and pork were 49.11 yuan, 51.8 yuan and 22 yuan per kilogram, up 0.9%, 0.5% and 0.5% respectively. The wholesale prices of grain and food fluctuated slightly, with that of rice up 0.4% and that of flour down 0.3% over the previous week. The wholesale price of edible oil fell slightly, with the prices of peanut oil and soybean oil down 0.2% and 0.1% respectively and that of rapeseed oil staying the same as in the previous week. The average wholesale price of aquatic products decreased by 0.8% and the prices of freshwater fish such as crucian, silver carp and carp decreased the most by 2.4%, 1.5% and 1.2% respectively.


In the market of production means, the price of steel decreased by 2.2% over the previous week, and the prices of screw-thread steel, high-speed wire rod and common round steel were 4130 yuan, 4197 yuan and 4217 yuan per ton respectively, down 3.3%, 3.2% and 2.6% respectively. The price of coal increased by 0.3%, among which the prices of coking coal, steam coal and blind coal were 760 yuan, 614 yuan and 868 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.3%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials increased by 0.4%, with the prices of sulphuric acid and methyl alcohol up 1.4% and 0.5% respectively and those of sodium carbonate and caustic soda down 0.6% and 0.4% respectively. The price of rubber increased by 0.6%, with the prices of natural rubber and synthetic rubber up 0.8% and 0.5% respectively. The price of chemical fertilizer increased by 0.6%, with the prices of urea, KCL, DAP and NPK up 0.9%, 0.4%, 0.3% and 0.1% respectively. The price of non-ferrous metal increased by 0.8% over the previous week, with the prices of nickel, aluminum, zinc, lead and tin up 2.9%, 1.7%, 1.2%, 0.5% and 0.5% respectively and that of copper staying unchanged.


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