Production capacity has steadily rebounded and a catty of pork has dropped to more than ten yuan

  Our reporter Ma Jing, intern Xia Hua

  Early in the morning, the convenient morning market in Dahuangzhuang, Chaoyang District was crowded with people.

"Look! You can buy so much for less than 100 yuan, and the front-pointed meat is only 17 yuan per catty, which is much cheaper than before!" Aunt Zhang, who lives in Dingfuzhuang West Street, carried the freshly bought ribs and pork front-pointed meat, joyfully Out of the vegetable market.

  Recently, many citizens have felt that pork prices have continued to fall.

Zeng Yande, director of the Development Planning Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said at a press conference recently that as the supply and demand situation continues to improve, pork prices have fallen for 12 consecutive weeks, falling to about 40 yuan per kilogram, a year-on-year decrease of about 25%.

  In the AEON supermarket in Chaoyang Joy City, the meat and poultry freezer marked a special price of 15.9 yuan per catty for the whole front buttocks. Ms. Wu, who came to buy food, said: "The price of pork is indeed lower than before. I buy food every day. I can clearly feel that it was 30 yuan a catty before, and now it's more affordable."

  Niu Hongxing, a pork stall owner in the Yimin Shopping Center on Qingnian Road, has a deep understanding of the drop in pork prices.

"Pork prices have been declining since the beginning of the year. Lean meat has gradually dropped from 22 yuan per catty to 20 yuan, and the back-pointed meat has also dropped from 18 yuan per catty to 16 yuan." Niu Hongxing said that the recent pork purchase price has been obvious. As a result, the retail price of pork also drops.

  The pork price of fresh food e-commerce companies has also dropped significantly.

The price of 400 grams of pig back tip is 14.9 yuan, 400 grams of pork front is 23.8 yuan, and 200 grams of lean meat is 9.9 yuan.

According to the JD Daojia app, the foreleg meat at the Vanke store in Yonghui Supermarket Shilibao is 19.9 yuan per catty.

The purchasing staff also felt obvious about the price cut of pork.

Xi Meilan has been in the meat folder business near Communication University of China for nearly 20 years. She told reporters that last year the price of pork had risen all the way to about 30 yuan per catty. Since the beginning of this year, the purchase price has been declining, and it is now basically maintained at per catty. Around 16 yuan.

  The latest data from Xinfadi shows that on April 23, the average wholesale price of white striped pigs in Xinfadi market was 25.75 yuan per kilogram, a decrease of 5.5% on a week-on-week basis, a month-on-month decrease of 15.30%, and a decrease of 31.79% from the same period last year.

Last week, the average daily market volume of white striped pigs increased significantly from the previous month, and there was also a 20% increase year-on-year.

  In response to the continuous decline in pork prices, Chen Guanghua, deputy director of the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, introduced at a recent press conference that pork prices have fallen rapidly in recent months and have now fallen to the lowest point since the recovery of pig production capacity in this cycle.

According to monitoring, in the third week of April, the price of pork in the national bazaar was 38.96 yuan per kilogram, falling for 12 consecutive weeks, down 27.6% year-on-year, and 15.26 yuan lower than the highest price in the third week of January and last year's highest price. (The 3rd week of February 2020) A reduction of 20.68 yuan.

The main reason for the recent sharp drop in pig prices is the significant increase in live pig production and the decline in pork consumption after the Spring Festival.

According to statistics from the National Bureau of Statistics, at the end of the first quarter of this year, there were 43.18 million reproductive sows in the country, which recovered to 96.6% at the end of 2017, 416 million live pigs, recovered to 94.2% at the end of 2017, and pork production was 13.69 million tons. A year-on-year increase of 31.9%.

  Chen Guanghua said that according to the trend of pig prices throughout the year, as pork consumption increases, meat prices may rise around the Dragon Boat Festival. However, based on the number of newborn piglets in the early period, it is expected that the market supply in the second quarter will be generally abundant and prices are unlikely. Exceed the previous high.

On the whole, the most tight period of pork supply has passed, and the supply will become more and more loose in the later period.