News from this website In response to the recent increase in vegetable prices in some places, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has learned that in general, vegetable price fluctuations are still dominated by seasonal increases, which are normal price fluctuations during the Spring Festival. The sown area of winter and spring vegetables nationwide and the average monthly market volume increase steadily, with sufficient market supply.
The planting area of winter and spring vegetables is stable throughout the country. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the planting area of winter and spring vegetables in the country is expected to be 85 million mu, an increase of 1 million mu over the same period last year. Among them, 17 major producing provinces including Guangxi, Sichuan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei and other provinces have 63.65 million mu of vegetable fields. The planting area of Chinese cabbage, cucumber, tomato, eggplant, cowpea and other bulk vegetables has increased, and the field is growing well.
The total amount of vegetables on the market in the first quarter is expected to increase slightly. The total amount of vegetables on the market in the first quarter of this year is expected to reach over 162 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 2%. Among them, 48 million tons of vegetables will be marketed in the next month, a year-on-year increase of 2.6%. The 17 major producing provinces will market 43 million tons of vegetables in the next month, a year-on-year increase of 3.1%.
The winter and spring vegetables from the main producing province are guaranteed. It is understood that the main producing provinces have actively taken effective measures to strengthen the implementation of disaster prevention and reduction measures, vigorously develop vegetable production, and enhance the ability to transfer vegetables. Among them, Guangxi has an area of more than 5 million mu of field vegetables, and the weekly harvest is 700,000 tons, which can be adjusted externally. Anhui is expected to harvest 1.9 million tons of vegetables in the next month, with a weekly transfer of about 80,000 tons. The weekly transfer volume in Fujian is about 140,000 tons. Hebei’s production of facility vegetables and winter vegetables is expected to be 5.6 million tons from January to February, and 2.2 million tons can be adjusted.
In terms of prices, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs’ price monitoring of agricultural products wholesale markets across the country and Beijing, the prices of onion and ginger and other vegetable varieties have recently declined. As of February 3, the wholesale price of vegetables in Beijing was 4.41 yuan per kilogram, down 12.7%from the January peak.
The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs stated that although vegetable production and supply are generally stable, the early rounds of cold wave weather have different degrees of impact on open-field vegetables in the south and facility vegetables in the north. At the same time, due to the need for the prevention and control of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, road transportation may be blocked and production and labor shortages may occur in certain periods and individual areas, which will affect the market and transfer of vegetables.
In response to the current production and marketing situation of”vegetable basket” products, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs is based on”fighting against disasters and winning a bumper harvest”, and is doing a good job of stabilizing production and ensuring supply. The first is to tighten and consolidate the”vegetable basket” mayor responsibility system, launch the second round of”vegetable basket” mayor responsibility system assessment, and urge large and medium-sized cities to do a good job in ensuring the supply and price stability of the”vegetable basket” products. The second is to strengthen production guidance, focusing on the supply and guarantee needs of bulk varieties, rationally arrange planting crops, stabilize vegetable area, and strengthen production technical guidance to ensure that they can be planted and produced. The third is to strengthen the implementation of disaster prevention measures, timely organize maintenance facilities to resume production in the affected areas in the early stage; for the cold wave and low temperature weather that may occur in the later stage, organize encrypted monitoring and timely warning in various places, improve disaster prevention plans, refine cold prevention measures, and prevent vegetables Production has a big impact. The fourth is to strengthen the connection between production and sales, promptly start the weekly information system of vegetable production areas, give full play to the role of industry associations and network platforms, strengthen production and sales connections, and ensure that vegetables from production areas are not backlogged and shipped, and vegetables in sales areas are available and kept on file. Fifth, strengthen the production market monitoring and public opinion guidance, and timely release information on the production dynamics and supply capacity of vegetables in various regions to avoid hoarding and reluctant sales and driving up prices.