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The Increased Price Gap of Edible Agricultural Products Grows and Prices of Means of Production Continue to Fall
2018-01-10 【FONT: LMS COLOR: FAFBE6FFF2E2FDE6E0F3FFE1DAFAFEE9EBFEEAEAEFFFFFFF

According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (January 1-7), the national market price index of the edible agricultural products increased by 1.6%, 1.3 percentage points higher than that in the previous week. The price index of the means of production decreased by 0.2%.

In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.42 yuan per kilogram, up 6% over the previous week, with the prices of cucumber, green pepper and Chinese cabbage up 14.9%, 13.7% and 11.4% respectively. The average wholesale price of aquatic products increased by 1.1%, with the prices of carp, silver carp and grass carp up 2.8%, 2.3% and 1.6% respectively. The wholesale price of meat increased slightly, and the prices of pork and mutton were 21.89 yuan and 48.66 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.8% and 0.7% and that of beef was 51.57 yuan per kilogram, staying almost the same as in the previous week. The wholesale price of poultry increased slightly. Among these, the prices of chicken, eggs and duck were 16.17 yuan, 9.41 yuan and 17.74 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 0.6%, 0.5% and 0.1% 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 wholesale price of edible oil fluctuated slightly, with the prices of rapeseed oil and peanut oil up 0.3% and 0.2% respectively and that of soybean oil down 0.1%.

In the market of production means, the price of steel decreased by 1% over the previous week, and the prices of screw-thread steel, high-speed wire rod, common round steel and welded steel tube were 4270 yuan, 4338 yuan, 4329 yuan and 4464 yuan per ton respectively, down 1.5%, 1.4%, 1% and 0.9% respectively. The price of basic chemical raw materials decreased by 0.8%, with the prices of caustic soda, sodium carbonate, sulphuric acid and methyl alcohol down 2.1%, 0.3%, 0.2% and 0.2% respectively. The price of rubber decreased by 0.4%, with the prices of synthetic rubber and natural rubber down 0.5% and 0.3% respectively. The price of coal increased by 0.3%, among which the prices of coking coal, blind coal and steam coal were 758 yuan, 866 yuan and 612 yuan per ton respectively, up 0.5%, 0.5% and 0.2% respectively. The price of non-ferrous metal increased by 0.3% over the previous week, with the prices of nickel, tin, aluminum, zinc and lead up 2.5%, 2.4%, 1.3%, 1.1% and 0.4% respectively and that of copper down 0.7%. The price of chemical fertilizer increased by 0.8%, with the prices of urea, NPK, DAP and KCL up 1.1%, 0.6%, 0.5% and 0.4% respectively.