China's Farm Produce Prices Rebound

CHINA - China's farm produce prices rebounded last week after high temperatures and rainy weather affected vegetable growth and transportation, according to an official statement released Tuesday.
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The wholesale prices of 18 types of vegetables rose 1.4 per cent last week from the week before, the first increase after declining for two months in a row, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement posted on its website.

The price of pork, a staple meat in China, rose 0.2 per cent from the week before but was still down 22.8 per cent compared with a year earlier, the ministry said.

The retail price of eggs decreased for a third week, down 0.6 per cent from the previous week.

The rebound comes amid easing inflationary pressure. The National Bureau of Statistics said that China's consumer price index, a main gauge of inflation, eased to 2.2 per cent in June, its lowest level since January 2010.

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