Farmers collect apples in Ansai district of Yan”an. Apple cultivation plays an important role in the city’s poverty alleviation efforts. [Photo provided to China Daily]

BEIJING — The wholesale prices of China’s agricultural products edged down Monday, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The latest China agricultural product wholesale price index came in at 121.88, down 0.33 points from Friday.

By 2 p.m. Monday, the average wholesale price of pork, a staple meat in China, went down 0.9 percent at 47.43 yuan ($6.94) per kg, and that of eggs rose 2.7 percent to 8.6 yuan per kg.

The average wholesale price of 28 key types of vegetables tracked by the government went down 0.8 percent, and that of six different types of fruits climbed 0.8 percent.

The wholesale price index is compiled on the basis of 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.

Via China Daily

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