Citizens buy pork at a supermarket in Xinle, North China’s Hebei province, on Jan 9, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING – The wholesale prices of China’s agricultural products edged up Friday, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

The latest China agricultural product wholesale price index came in at 126.56, up 0.2 points from the previous working day.

By 2 pm Friday, the average wholesale price of pork, a staple meat in China, went up 0.3 percent to 43.83 yuan ($6.71) per kg, and that of eggs rose 0.5 percent to 8.06 yuan per kg.

The average wholesale prices of 28 key types of vegetables tracked by the government dropped 0.8 percent and that of six different types of fruits went up 0.2 percent.

The wholesale price index is compiled on the basis of data collected from around 200 agricultural wholesale markets and is updated daily based on the weighted average of price indices for goods including vegetables, fruits, aquatic products, livestock products, cereals and edible vegetable oil.