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Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly

26 August 2013

CHINA - The price of agricultural foodstuffs rose slightly during the week of 12-18 August according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized towns and cities by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

The average wholesale prices of eight kinds of aquatic products were up by 1.1 per cent compared to the previous week, of which silver carp, big yellow croaker and small yellow croaker rose by 2.3 per cent, 2.1 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively.

The wholesale price of meats remained basically stable while some rose.

The wholesale price of pork kept rising, up by 1.4 per cent compared to the previous week, and beef rose by 0.2 per cent, while lamb remained unchanged.

The retail prices of chicken and eggs kept rising. The price of eggs rose by 0.3 per cent compared to the previous week, and chicken was up by 0.1 per cent.

The retail prices of grains remained basically stable with only a slight increase

Small packaged rice rose by 0.2 per cent over the previous week, while small packaged wheat flour remained unchanged.

The retail price of edible oil was stable with just a slight fall. Soybean oil and peanut oil fell by 0.2 per cent and 0.1 per cent respectively compared to the previous week, and rapeseed oil remained unchanged.

The average wholesale prices of 18 vegetables rose by 1.5 per cent compared to the previous week. The top rises were for beans, cucumber and ginger, up by 5.7 per cent, 3.9 per cent and 3.9 per cent respectively compared to the previous week.

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