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Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly

02 January 2015

CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China rose slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce.

The average wholesale price of 18 vegetables was up 1.2 per cent compared with the previous week, with celery, white gourd and eggplant going up six per cent, 5.7 per cent and five per cent week on week respectively.

The prices of meat fluctuated, with the price of pork down 0.1, and mutton and beef going up 0.5 per cent and 0.1 per cent respectively.

The price of grain remained stable, with the price of rice and flour remaining the same as the previous week.

The average prices of aquatic products went down 0.2 per cent week on week, with crucian, small hairtail and grass carp going down 1.1 per cent, 0.7 per cent and 0.7 per cent respectively.

The price of edible oil went down, with soybean oil, rapeseed oil and peanut oil down 0.4 per cent, 0.2 per cent and 0.1 per cent respectively.

The price of poultry and eggs saw both ups and downs, with the price of chicken up 0.2 per cent week on week and eggs down 0.7 per cent.

ThePigSite News Desk

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