According to the Ministry of Commerce, in the last week (August 10-16), the national market price of edible agricultural products decreased by 0.4%, and the market price for means of production decreased by 0.1% from the week before.
Market of edible agricultural products: the prices of grain and oil were generally stable, among which the prices of rice, flour and peanut oil were the same as the previous week, the price of soybean oil was down by 0.1% and the price of rapeseed oil up by 0.4% from the previous week (same below). The average wholesale price of 30 kinds of vegetables decreased by 0.2% to 4.4 yuan per kilogram, among which the wholesale prices of tomatoes, celery and broccoli decreased by 7.5%, 5.5% and 3.8% respectively. The average wholesale prices of six kinds of fruits increased by 0.2%, among which the wholesale prices of watermelon, citrus and banana increased by 3.2%, 0.7% and 0.2% respectively. Meat prices fluctuated slightly, with the wholesale price of pork at 48.33 yuan per kilogram, down by 0.9%, and the wholesale prices of mutton and beef increased by 0.5% and 0.2% respectively. The price of some poultry products had risen and some fallen, among which the wholesale price of eggs dropped by 4.9% and that of white chicken increased by 1%. The prices of aquatic products increased slightly, among which the wholesale prices of grass carp and crucian carp increased by 1% and 0.5% respectively, while the prices of large yellow croaker and silver carp were the same as the previous week.
Market of means of production: The price of non-ferrous metals decreased in general, among which the price of copper and aluminum decreased by 1.9% and 0.8% respectively, and the price of zinc increased by 1.5%. Coal prices declined slightly, among which the prices of power coal, coking coal and No.2 smokeless lump coal were 555 yuan, 745 yuan and 895 yuan per ton respectively, down by 0.4%, 0.4% and 0.1% respectively. Rubber prices were stable with a slight decline, as natural rubber prices fell by 0.2% and synthetic rubber prices same as the previous week. The prices of basic chemical raw materials fluctuated slightly, among which the prices of sulfuric acid and polypropylene decreased by 0.9% and 0.4% respectively, and the prices of soda ash and methanol both increased by 1.2%. Steel prices rose slightly, among which the prices of plain medium plate, rebar, high-speed wire rod and hot rolled steel strip were 4,156 yuan, 3,890 yuan, 4,007 yuan and 4,087 yuan per ton, up 0.4%, 0.1%, 0.1% and 0.1% respectively. The wholesale price of refined oil products rose steadily and slightly, among which the prices of No.95 gasoline and No.92 gasoline rose by 0.2% and 0.1% respectively, and the price of No.0 diesel oil was the same as that of the previous week. The price of chemical fertilizer increased slightly, among which the prices of urea and ternary compound fertilizer increased by 0.8% and 0.2% respectively.