Chinanews, August 17th, the National Development and Reform Commission held its August press conference today.

News spokesperson Meng Wei said at the meeting that food prices will not rise sharply due to the heavy rain disaster in Henan.

  According to Meng Wei, data show that more than 16 million mu of crops have been affected in Henan Province, and overall, the impact on national food production is limited.

  Meng Wei emphasized that food prices will not fluctuate sharply.

The reason for saying this depends on these factors: In recent years, my country’s grain has been harvested year after year, the national grain reserves are abundant, the ability to purchase, store, and transport has increased, the grain production, supply, storage and marketing system has become increasingly perfect, the market supply is guaranteed, and the price of grain. There will not be a sharp increase due to this heavy rain disaster.

At present, agricultural and sideline foods such as grain, oil and meat in the disaster-affected areas in Henan have sufficient supply and stable prices. In some areas, the prices of fresh vegetables that are not easy to store and transport, especially leafy vegetables, have risen slightly, but the increase is within the normal fluctuation range.

  Meng Wei pointed out that in the next step, the National Development and Reform Commission will continue to pay close attention to the follow-up impact of the disaster, strengthen monitoring of the production situation and market supply of agricultural products in the disaster-stricken areas, and guide and support local governments to do a good job in post-disaster replanting and replanting to reduce disaster losses. Ensure the stable supply of grain and other important agricultural products.

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