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  1. Pork prices continue to rise past record of 2008

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Pork prices have continued to surge on the mainland after surpassing 2008's record high in the middle of this month, putting even greater pressure on already high inflation. The average wholesale pork price across the mainland was close to 25 yuan (HK$30) a kilogram last week, nearly 70 per cent higher than a year ago, according to Ministry ...

  2. Tight supply pushes price of pork to record highs

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Pork prices, an important indicator of inflation on the mainland, have risen to record highs after low prices last year prompted pig farmers to exit the business. Data from soozhu.com, a leading pork industry consulting website that monitors prices from 3,000 sources around the country, shows that the average price of pigs sold for slaughter reached ...

  3. Rising mainland pork prices push up HK's June inflation

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The rising price of mainland pork pushed year-on-year inflation in Hong Kong to 1.3 per cent last month, and is expected to continue affecting consumer prices in the short term. 'The slight creep up was mainly due to the price hikes in pork as a result of the supply shortage,' a government spokesman said. 'Rising food prices and its volatility will continue ...

  4. Inflation edges higher amid rising cost of pork and rent

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Surging prices for mainland pork and rising rents helped push the consumer price index up by 1.5 per cent last month. A 25 per cent leap in the price of pork- along ... to higher food prices. 'In particular, the faster year-on-year increase in the price of pork, from 13.2 per cent in June to 25 per cent in July, contributed to an increase of 0.12 percentage ...

  5. Mainland inflation stems from pork supply shortfall

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... component in the consumer basket- meat and poultry- has pushed consumer prices up so sharply, and specifically only pork prices, which were up 86.5 per cent over the same month last year. All other ... per cent but this is probably not enough to explain the huge leap in pork prices. In trawling yesterday through the agricultural figures published by mainland sources, I came across one ...

  6. Pork lifts mainland food prices sharply

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in the cost of pork and increases of more than 30 per cent in the cost of other staples, National Bureau of Statistics figures show. The consumer price index in rural areas rose 5 per cent year ... in the first half. Pork prices surged 59.8 per cent year on year last month, while prices for eggs rose 37.9 per cent, poultry and meat 35.7 per cent and edible oil 27.6 per cent. The Ministry ...

  7. Price pressures go beyond pork

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... But after consumer price inflation hit 4.4 per cent in June, powered largely by a 60 per cent rise in the price of pork and a 38 per cent increase in egg prices, analysts sat up and took notice. ... indicates consumer price rises of 8.2 per cent for Hong Kong next year. The territory may already be feeling the pressure. Pork prices have shot up by around 20 per cent over recent weeks, while ...

  8. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Bird flu seen as curb on inflation

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... CPI growth expected to ease as mainlanders stop buying chicken and pork products The H7N9 bird flu outbreak has already had an impact on stocks of firms in expected sectors, ... of black humour are likening it to a new means for the authorities to rein in growth in the consumer price index, as millions of mainlanders shun chicken and pork products. Admitting ...

  9. Mainland think-tank warns that inflation could become serious

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... pork and other food prices have been seen as the culprits behind the current rising inflation, they were not the underlying causes, the study said. Increasing labour and upstream product costs were also adding inflationary pressure and would sustain inflation even if pork prices stabilised, it said. Other inflationary causes included excessive liquidity, air pollution reduction ...

  10. Soaring grain prices stoke inflation fears

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to telecommunications to food. Now, a surge in global grain prices is raising concerns of higher prices, particularly for pork, a national favourite. If prices do start to rise, that could constrain ... rise of global agricultural prices will likely push up pork prices in China,' Nomura Securities economist Zhang Zhiwei said. 'Consumer inflation will rebound to 3.1 per cent ...




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