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China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomics Food Prices Up Nearly 5 Percent In December For the ninth straight month, the average cost of food across various categories climbed. It was up 4.8 percent this past December from a year ago. That is up from the increase in November, which amounted to an annualized uptick of 3.7 percent.  With hog prices seeing a sharp decline, the average price of pork meat rose year-on-year by 22.2 percent last month, which was down from a 34.4 percent rise in November. Fresh vegetables continued to decline, edging down 8 percent. In contrast, fresh fruit, milk, eggs, and cooking oils were up last month by 11 percent, 1.2 percent, 9.6 percent, and 7.2 percent, respectively. With food prices edging up, inflation on an annual basis ros...

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May 23 Corn closed at $6.4725/bushel, down $0.01 from yesterday's close.  May 23 Wheat closed at $6.9975/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  May 23 Soybeans closed at $14.6775/bushel, up $0.255 from yesterday's close.  May 23 Soymeal closed at $457.9/short ton, up $11.9 f...

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livestock

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