Increase of Prices of Edible Agricultural ProductsSlows Down and Prices of Means of Production Continue to Rise
According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, lastweek (August 27-September 2), the national market price of the edibleagricultural products increased by 0.4% over the previous week, with theincremental narrowing by 1.2 percentage points compared with the previous week,and the price of the means of production increased by 0.3% over the previousweek..
In the market of the edible agricultural products:the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.23 yuan perkilogram, up 1.4% over the previous week, with the prices of green Chineseonion, asparagus lettuce and lettuce increasing the most by 8.3%, 5.7% and 5.5%respectively. The wholesale price of meat increased in general. Among these,the prices of pork and beef were 20.22 yuan and 53.19 yuan per kilogram, up0.5% and 0.2% respectively over the previous week; the price of mutton was49.62 yuan per kilogram, remaining the same as that of the previous week. Thewholesale price of edible oil picked up slightly. Among these, the prices ofsoybean oil and peanut oil increased by 0.3% and 0.1% week on weekrespectively, and that of rapeseed oil remained steady. The wholesale price ofaquatic products continued to fall. Among these, the prices of large hairtail,carp and crucian decreased the most by 1.7%, 1.5% and 0.7% respectively overthe previous week. The wholesale price of poultry stopped rising and fell down.Among these, the prices of egg, chicken and duck were 10.36 yuan, 16.29 yuanand 17.27 yuan per kilogram respectively, down 0.4%, 0.1% and 0.1% respectivelyover the previous week. The wholesale prices of cereals decreased slightly. Theprice of flour fell by 0.3% and that of rice remained unchanged.
In the market of the production means: theprice of basic chemical raw materials increased by 1.2% week on week, with theprices of caustic soda, sulfuric acid and methyl alcohol up 2.9%, 1.4% and 0.1%respectively and that of sodium carbonate down 0.7%. The price of non-ferrousmetal increased by 1% over the previous week, with the prices of lead, zinc,aluminum and copper up 3.6%, 2.1%, 1% and 0.6% respectively, while the pricesof nickel and tin fell by 2.1% and 0.1% respectively. The price of rubber roseby 1%, with the prices of synthetic rubber and natural rubber up 2.1% and 0.1%respectively. The price of chemical fertilizer rose by 0.1%, with those ofurea, NPK, KCL and DAP up 0.2%, 0.2%, 0.1% and 0.1% respectively. The price ofsteel decreased by 0.1%, among which the prices of screw-thread steel andhigh-speed wire rod were 4333 yuan and 4442 yuan per ton respectively, down0.5% and 0.3% respectively, and the prices of hot rolled strip steel andseamless steel tube were 4379 yuan and 5101 yuan per ton respectively, both up0.4%. The price of coal fell by 0.5%, among which the prices of coking coal,steam coal and blind coal were 742 yuan, 595 yuan and 857 yuan per ton, down0.8%, 0.5% and 0.3% respectively.
(Source:Ministry of Commerce Website)