In the first quarter of 2019, the value-added of agriculture (crop farming) grew by 4.4 percent year-on-year. The output of eggs grew by 2.3 percent and that of milk grew by 2.0 percent. The total output of pork, beef, mutton and poultry was 22.52 million tons, down by 2.8 percent year-on-year. Specifically, the output of pork was 14.63 million tons, down by 5.2 percent; that of beef, mutton and poultry was up by 1.7 percent 1.4 percent and 2.1 percent respectively.
In the first quarter, the consumer price went up by 1.8 percent year-on-year, 0.2 percentage point higher than that of the first two months, or 0.3 percentage point lower than that of the same period last year. Grouped by commodity categories, prices for food, tobacco and liquor went up by 2.2 percent. Prices for grain went up by 0.5 percent, pork down by 1.2 percent and fresh vegetables up by 6.9 percent.
Friday April 17, 2019/ National Bureau of Statistics of China/ china.