According to the watchdog of MOFCOM, last week (October 30-November 5), the national market price index of edible agricultural products decreased by 0.2% and that of the means of production increased by 0.2% over the previous week.
In the market of edible agricultural products: the average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables was 4.03 yuan per kilogram, down 1.5% over the previous week, with the prices of cucumber, spinach and shallot down 7.5%, 6.4% and 6.2% respectively. The average wholesale price of aquatic products decreased by 0.6%, with the prices of small hairtail, grass carp and big hairtail down 1.8%, 1.4% and 1% respectively. The wholesale price of meat fluctuated slightly. Among these, the price of pork was 21.3 yuan per kilogram, down 0.1%, that of the beef was 50.94 yuan per kilogram, up 0.2% and that of the mutton was 46.92 yuan per kilogram, the same as that in the previous week. The wholesale price of edible oil fluctuated slightly, with the prices of rapeseed oil and soybean oil up 0.4% and 0.1% respectively and that of the peanut oil down 0.2%. The wholesale prices of grain and food increased slightly, with the prices of flour and rice up 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. The wholesale price of poultry rose up in general. Among these, the prices of eggs and chicken were 8.5 yuan and 15.73 yuan per kilogram respectively, up 1% and 0.7% respectively, and the price of duck was 17.28 yuan per kilogram, down 0.5%.
In the market of production means, the price of basic chemical raw materials increased by 1%, with the prices of sodium carbonate, sulphuric acid, caustic soda and methyl alcohol up 1.4%, 1.3%, 0.9% and 0.2% respectively. The price of chemical fertilizer increased by 0.5%, with the prices of urea, DAP, NPK and KCL up 0.6%, 0.5%, 0.3% and 0.2% respectively. The price of steel decreased by 0.2%, and the prices of U-steel, common medium sheet, hot-rolled strip steel and high-speed wire rod were 4238 yuan, 4190 yuan, 4137 yuan and 4159 yuan per ton, down 0.8%, 0.5%, 0.4% and 0.2% respectively. The price of coal decreased by 0.3%， and the prices of coking coal, steam coal and blind coal were 731 yuan, 595 yuan and 850 yuan per ton respectively, down 0.8%, 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. The price of non-ferrous metal decreased by 0.7%, with the prices of lead, tin, aluminum, copper and zinc down 5.2%, 0.6%, 0.6%, 0.4% and 0.3% respectively and that of the nickel up 4.8%.The price of rubber decreased by 0.9%, with the prices of natural rubber and synthetic rubber down 1.1% and 0.8% respectively.