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  stable prices, stable expectations, stable vegetable baskets

  Fan Dayu

  Due to the current cooling and snowfall, it is expected that vegetable transportation and storage costs will rise, and the prices of some vegetables may fluctuate to varying degrees again in the short term.

Relevant departments should act quickly, pay close attention to the supply and demand of various daily necessities in the market, and immediately guide key commercial circulation enterprises such as large supermarkets and vegetable wholesale markets to increase the organization of supply sources and increase effective market supply.

All localities must do everything possible to stabilize prices, stabilize the market, stabilize expectations, ensure market supply, and ensure that citizens' food baskets are not affected.

  As rain, snow, strong winds and strong cooling weather hit, Beijing Xinfadi Market has taken various measures and taken measures to ensure supply.

On November 7, the person in charge of Xinfadi Market stated that the price of pork has gradually stabilized and is expected to return to RMB 20 per kilogram in the near future.

At the same time, with the large number of southern vegetables on the market, the price of vegetables in this market has dropped significantly.

After entering November, the average prices of many kinds of vegetables have fallen after rising slightly.

The monitoring data of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on November 5 showed that the average price of 28 kinds of vegetables was 5.60 yuan/kg, down 1.6% from the 4th, and the daily average wholesale price had fallen slightly for 8 consecutive days.

  Over the past period of time, the prices of important livelihood commodities such as vegetables, pork and eggs have not been stable, which has aroused widespread public concern.

Since October, vegetable prices have continued to rise in many places across the country. The average wholesale price of 28 vegetables monitored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in October was 5.25 yuan per kilogram, an increase of 16.7% from the previous month.

The prices of vegetables such as broccoli and spinach have even doubled.

This wave of vegetable price increases is mainly affected by the weather.

The northern vegetable production area experienced severe weather at the end of September and early October, resulting in a reduction in production and difficulties in harvesting and transportation. Vegetable prices have jumped significantly.

In the near future, relevant departments have made rapid deployments to address the issue of vegetable prices. With the launching of reserve vegetables and other measures to ensure supply and price stabilization in many places, vegetable prices are currently on an overall downward trend.

  Not only the prices of vegetables, but also the prices of eggs and pork have risen to a certain extent over time.

According to past rules, after October, egg consumption will enter the off-season, and prices will also enter a downward cycle.

However, this year's egg prices have risen against the trend. The main reason for the tight egg supply is that due to the rapid cooling of the weather, the drop in the laying rate of laying hens has affected the supply of eggs.

The recent increase in pork prices is mainly due to consumption.

National pork prices have experienced a sharp drop before, and farmers have suffered heavy losses. In the fourth quarter of this year, consumption has entered the peak season, the market has been boosted, and prices have rebounded.

  The price trend of important livelihood commodities such as vegetables and pork will stabilize, and the market should maintain confidence in this.

In this round of vegetable price fluctuations, the prices of fresh and tender leafy vegetables and solanum fruits have increased significantly.

The production cycle of vegetables is relatively short, and growers are more motivated by price factors to stimulate production. The output will quickly make up for it, and the price will drop accordingly.

At present, there are "vegetable basket" mayors in various places who are responsible for making and guaranteeing sufficient vegetable reserves. After that, my country's main winter and spring vegetable production areas will gradually enter the vegetable harvest season, and vegetable prices are bound to stabilize.

There is no need to worry too much about pork prices.

At present, the national stock of reproductive sows is still higher than the normal holdings. Under the pressure of oversupply, there is little room for pork prices to rise.

The price of eggs will remain high in the short term, but as the supply of vegetables increases, the consumer demand for eggs should fall.

  The market supply of daily necessities such as vegetables will remain sufficient this winter and next spring, and the majority of residents must have confidence in my country's food supply security capabilities.

Some residents are still worried about the stability of vegetable prices in the later period, and even want to stock up more vegetables to prepare for the winter. Such concerns are unnecessary.

First of all, leafy vegetables are not suitable for storage, and the main winter dishes such as potatoes, carrots, and Chinese cabbage, which are easy to store, have always been in sufficient quantity and stable in price.

At present, the supply of vegetable and agricultural products in various places is sufficient and the price is stable. Consumers should not panic. They should consume rationally and consume on demand, instead of centralized purchasing and hoarding.

  Entering the Lidong solar term, the cold wave is in full swing on our country, and the northern region ushered in a large-scale heavy snowfall, and many areas experienced blizzards or even extreme blizzards.

Relevant departments must learn from the lessons of the weather in October that affected the prices of vegetables, etc., and take strict precautions against the adverse effects of this round of heavy snowfall on market supply.

  Due to the current cooling and snowfall, it is expected that vegetable transportation and storage costs will rise, and the prices of some vegetables may fluctuate to varying degrees again in the short term.

Relevant departments should act quickly to strengthen market monitoring, pay close attention to the supply and demand of various daily necessities, and immediately guide key commercial circulation enterprises such as large supermarkets and vegetable wholesale markets to increase the organization of supply sources, enrich the types of goods, and increase the effective supply of the market.

All localities must do everything possible to stabilize prices, stabilize the market, stabilize expectations, ensure market supply, and ensure that citizens' food baskets are not affected.

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