Prices of vegetables increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:38, Sep 08,2017

 
 

A file photo shows a man buying vegetables at a shop at the Khilgaon kitchen market in capital Dhaka recently. The prices of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week mainly due to the Eid-centric supply shortage and the recent floods that damaged farms across the country.
Traders said that everyone remained busy with their beloved ones to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha at village area that caused shortage of vegetables supply in the city.
Moreover, the recent floods and downpour still kept the stain of disaster at farmland as several parts of the country went under flood water.
The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 5-10 a kg and the items were selling at between Tk 60 and Tk 90 a kg.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 70-90 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 60 a piece, okra at Tk 80 a kg, papaya at Tk 45 a kg and tomato at Tk 150-160 a kg.
The prices of cucumber was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg, carrot at Tk 50-70 and pointed guard at Tk 55-60.
The price of green chilli however, declined from its higher position and the item was sold Tk 90-Tk 120 a kg from Tk 200 in the previous week.
Potato was selling at Tk 20-30 a kg over the week.
The prices of onion dropped by Tk 5 a kg and its local variety was retailing at Tk 45-50 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 40-45 a kg ending on Friday.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged and the local item was selling at Tk 90-100 a kg, while garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 120 a kg on Friday.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 100-110 a kg on the day.
The prices of rice remained high in the city markets over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 45-48 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 50-52 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 55 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 58-60 a kg.
The price of egg also remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 32-36 a hali in the city markets over the week.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 230-350 a kg, Katla at Tk 220-350 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-260 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Beef was selling at Tk 500-520 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
The price of broiler chicken remained same and the item was selling at Tk 150-160 a kg in the city over the week.
The price of locally-bred hens remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107, while a five-litre container at Tk 505-525 in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil was selling at Tk 85 a kg.
Fine quality packet salt was selling at Tk 40 a kg, while the refined one was retailing at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.
The price of sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg in most of the city markets.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg. The fine variety of imported red lentil was also selling at Tk 130-140 a kg.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 80-100 a kg over the week.
The price of ginger remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 100-140 a kg.

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