Eggs have a high nutritional value and have always been a necessity in Ma Dasao's "vegetable basket". Recently, many consumers have found that the price of eggs is quietly climbing up. In addition, the price of ginger, which is indispensable in cooking, has risen since June, and a new round of "ginger army" prices has ushered in the country. The tide, compared with June 10, on September 10, the national average daily price of ginger rose by more than 50%.
Ginger is also climbed up at the price of "Zhang Ni".
According to Xinhua News Agency's September 10 national monitoring system for agricultural and sideline products and agricultural material prices, the price of ginger has continued to rise rapidly since mid-June. Compared with June 10, the national average daily price of ginger rose by more than 50% on September 10. By region, the prices of ginger in 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities have all risen. Among them, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, and Henan have seen larger increases, ranging from 70% to 100%.
Yesterday, ginger was sold for up to 6 yuan a catty in Hangzhou Dongshan Farmers’ Market, Pine Farm Farmers’ Market and other markets. The Harmony Farmers’ Market sold relatively low at 5 yuan a catty. The price department monitored the prices of ginger in 10 farmers’ markets in downtown Hangzhou. The average price was 5.62 yuan per catty, which was the same as last week. The reporter saw at the Pingfeng Street vegetable market that the price of ginger was mostly around 5.5 to 8 yuan per catty, and the price of ginger in individual stalls soared to 9 yuan per catty.
According to He Lan, a business owner: "The price of ginger has been relatively stable recently, keeping it at a high price of 6 yuan per catty, but it should be more than 4 yuan a catty two months ago."
Industry insiders believe that some farmers were reluctant to grow ginger due to the poisoned ginger incident, and the area of ginger cultivation in the country has shrunk. In addition, due to the continued high temperature in some areas this summer, drought in some production areas has led to a reduction in ginger production. In addition, summer (July to September) is the peak season for ginger consumption. A combination of multiple factors has caused ginger prices to increase significantly after late June. "This year's ginger production is less than last year. The current price of ginger is difficult to fall in the short term, and the possibility of continuing to rise is also very high. In the industry, the price of ginger is said to be'expensive three years, cheap three years', this year or ginger Price cycle."
Average price is up 50% from the same period in June
Recent price "climbing stairs"
Since August, the price of egg farming acquisition and wholesale (distribution) in Hangzhou has risen. The price has risen rapidly since September, and the cumulative increase has been large and has recently hit a record high.
The reporter learned that the purchase price of ordinary eggs in Jiande City on September 10 was 5 yuan per catty, up 8.7% from the same period last week and 23.4% from the same period last month. According to monitoring, Yanyan Bird Egg Delivery in Jianggan District, Hangzhou On September 12, the center's general egg wholesale (distribution) price reached 5.4 yuan/jin, up 8% from 5 yuan/jin in the same period last week, and up 10.2% from 4.9 yuan/jin in the same period last month.
"Yesterday the wholesale price of common eggs was between 5.4 and 5.5 yuan per catty, which was the highest price in history." Qian Minghuo, chairman of the Hangzhou Poultry and Eggs Industry Association, couldn’t help but sigh, “It’s not only the price of local eggs in Hangzhou, but also the situation of eggs across the country. The same is true. The purchase price of eggs produced in the Northeast yesterday was about 4.6 yuan/jin, which is 2 cents higher than the highest price in history."
"The continuous high temperature in our city this summer has caused the egg production rate of laying hens to decline significantly. In addition, the sluggish market during the previous avian flu caused the local farmers to significantly reduce the number of supplements. Therefore, the local egg supply is currently tightening. In addition, among the eggs on the Hangzhou market 10% to 15% come from the three northeastern provinces, and 60% come from Jiangsu Province. In August, the rare high temperature weather in many places in the south greatly reduced the appetite of laying hens, reducing the demand for feed and reducing the survival rate of laying hens. As a result of the floods, the chicken farms have suffered large losses, and their output has dropped significantly. The combination of various factors has caused the supply of eggs this year to fall significantly compared to the same period in previous years. "Analysis by Qian Minghuo," with the opening of colleges, middle and primary schools recently, The demand for eggs continues to expand. At present, the demand for eggs in the Hangzhou market is between 420 and 450 tons per day, which is about 20% more than the demand for 350 to 380 tons in late August."
"The demand has increased significantly, and the shortage of eggs in the market has resulted in insufficient supply, which has naturally pushed up egg prices and set new highs." Qian Minghuo said.
According to the price monitoring data of 10 farmer's markets in Hangzhou city on September 12, the average retail price of ordinary eggs was 5.28 yuan/jin, an increase of 0.23 yuan from 5.05 yuan/jin in the same period last week, or an increase of 4.55%, compared with last month During the same period, 4.91 yuan/jin rose 0.37 yuan, an increase of 7.53%.
Later market prices are stable and bullish
Yesterday, the reporter came to the Pingfeng Street vegetable market and found that fresh eggs sold for 5 to 6 yuan a catty and duck eggs sold for 8 yuan a catty. "The price of vegetables has risen, and the price of eggs has also followed suit. Nowadays, the prices of vegetables and eggs are about the same. It's really better to eat vegetables and eggs than pork." Ms. Huang, a citizen who lives in Haier Lane, ridiculed, "Eggs sold for 5.8 yuan a catty a few days ago. Today it went up by another 2 cents. "Business owner Zhou Na quickly explained: "The price from Gouzhuang today is 5.4 yuan per catty, which is more expensive than last week, and the price is naturally higher."
In the comprehensive wholesale market for aquatic agricultural and sideline products in the near river, Mr. Zhao, a wholesale operator, believes that although there are many factors that promote the price of eggs, the price of eggs is currently at a high level, which will certainly suppress consumer demand. Although the price may still rise, the range is limited. It is estimated that it will not exceed 1 dime per catty, "but after September, seasonal demand for eggs increases, and the price may be difficult to fall back."
A farmer told reporters that the transportation from Jiande to Hangzhou included the cost of petrol, labor, and damage. The cost of eggs per catty increased by about 0.2 yuan. "It will take some time for the acquisition and wholesale price increases to be transmitted to the retail link. Although the retail link in the urban area of Hangzhou is currently experiencing a smaller increase than the acquisition and wholesale links, the market price in the later period is stable and bullish."