BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhua) — Pork prices in China went up last month, official data showed.
The average pork price index in 16 provincial-level regions tracked by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs was 20.83 yuan (about 3.1 U.S. dollars) per kg in May, up 14.8 percent month on month.
The price index dropped 13.3 percent compared with the same period last year, narrowing by 23.8 percentage points from the previous month’s decline.
China has introduced a three-level early-warning system to raise the alarm for excessive ups and downs in hog prices.
Livestock farms and households are advised to make reasonable decisions for production and operation to maintain the stability of hog production capacity.