China's pork prices in the week to July 24 fell 0.2% from a week earlier, showing the first week-on-week decline in the week to April 10, the Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday.

Pork supply has increased slightly and demand is weak, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

June to August is the low season for pork consumption in China.

Wholesale pork reached a record CNY26.15 a kilogram in the week to July 17, an increase of 63% from the same period a year earlier, the ministry's data showed last week.

According to Dow Jones Newswires' calculation, the average price fell to CNY26.1 last week.

The National Development and Reform Commission also said Tuesday the ex-farm pig prices in major cities as of July 20 were CNY19.69/kg, down 1% from a week earlier, after gaining for 12 consecutive weeks.