Farm produce prices in China post mild declines
Meat prices were broadly lower, with pork falling 1.1 percent. Mutton and beef edged down 0.4 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. increased 0.2 percent.
Vegetable prices rose, partly because rain in the country's southern regions disrupted vegetable supplies. Rape, garlic and cauliflower jumped 12.2 percent, 10.8 percent and 8.7 percent, respectively.
Food prices account for one-third of the calculation of China's consumer price index (CPI). ■