CHINA China's agricultural product wholesale prices edge up


China's agricultural product wholesale prices edge up


16:38, July 27, 2020

Consumers select vegetables at a supermarket in Handan, North China's Hebei Province, on June 10, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The wholesale prices of China's agricultural products edged up Monday, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The latest China agricultural product wholesale price index came in at 117.44, up 0.8 points from Friday.

By 2 p.m. Monday, the average wholesale price of pork, a staple meat in China, dropped 0.1 percent to 48.63 yuan (about 6.94 U.S. dollars) per kg, while eggs rose 6.1 percent to 7.61 yuan per kg.

The average wholesale price of 28 key types of vegetables tracked by the government was up 0.5 percent from Friday, while six different types of fruits saw average price down by 0.5 percent.

The wholesale price index is compiled from data collected from around 200 agricultural wholesale markets and is updated daily based on the weighted average of price indices for goods including vegetables, fruit, aquatic products, livestock products, cereals, and edible vegetable oil. 

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