As monitored by MOFCOM, last week (August 9 to 15), the national market price of edible agricultural products rose 0.1% from the previous week (the same below), and the market price of production materials up 0.5% from the previous week.
The edible agricultural product market: The average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables stood at 4.46 yuan per kilogram, up 0.9% from the previous week, with tomatoes, Chinese cabbage and courgette rising 15%, 7.9% and 7.9% respectively. Prices of 6 kinds of fruits fell slightly, with watermelon, grapes and citrus down 2.2%, 1.2% and 0.7% respectively. Meat saw moderate fluctuation, with the wholesale price of pork being 20.33 yuan per kilogram, down 1.1%, lamb unchanged and beef up 0.2%. Poultry products rose slightly, with eggs and dressed chicken up 3.4% and 0.1% respectively. Aquatic products dipped, with carp, crucian carp and grass carp down by 2.3%, 1.4% and 0.7% respectively. Grain and oil saw modest increase, with peanut oil, soybean oil and rapeseed oil rising by 0.3%, 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. Rice and flour both grew by 0.2%.
The production material market: Coal prices continued to rise, with coking coal, No. 2 lump anthracite coal, thermal coal up 1.3%, 0.9% and 0.5% respectively to 843 yuan, 1035 yuan and 739 yuan per ton. Steel bounced back slightly, with ordinary steel plates, rebar, high-speed wire rods up 0.3%, 0.2% and 0.2% respectively to 5584 yuan, 5194 yuan and 5453 yuan per ton. Most basic chemical raw materials increased, with soda ash, sulfuric acid, methanol rising 2.8%, 2.6% and 1% respectively, and polypropylene down 1.4%. Non-ferrous metal rose slightly, with zinc, aluminium and copper up by 1.1%, 0.9% and 0.6% respectively. Fluctuation was seen in rubber prices, with natural rubber up 0.4% and synthetic rubber down 0.1%. Chemical fertilizers also fluctuated slightly, with urea down 0.2% and ternary compound fertilizers up 0.5%. Wholesale prices of refined oil continued to fall, with 92 octane, 95 octane and No. 0 diesel falling by 0.3%.
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