Onion prices on the rise in capital

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Nov 04,2017

 
 

The prices of onion increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.
Traders said that prices of the item might remain high for next two months until harvesting new crops as an off-season supply shortage took place in the market.
The prices of onion increased by Tk 10 a kilogram over the week and its local variety was retailing at Tk 80-85 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 60-65 a kg on Friday.
The prices of vegetables remained high in the city markets over the week.
Traders hoped that prices of vegetables will come down within two or three weeks with the advent of winter season.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60-70 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 50-60 a piece, okra at Tk 70 a kg, papaya at Tk 25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg and tomato at Tk 120-140 a kg.
Cabbage and cauliflower weighting around 750 gram-1kg were selling at Tk 30-40 a kg and Tk 30-35 a kg respectively while beans were retailing at Tk 140-160 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 140 a kg.
The price of egg remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-36 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 125-130 a kg while locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
The local variety of garlic was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg, while the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-110 a kg on Friday.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 100 a kg on the day.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was retailing at Tk 120 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 160 a kg.
Potato was selling at Tk 20-25 a kg over the week.
Beef was selling at Tk 500-520 a kg while mutton
was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
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.
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 prices of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 80-90 a kg over the week.
The price of sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 55-70 a kg in most of the city markets.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s markets.
The coarse varieties of rice were selling at Tk 45-50 a kg on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 55-60 a kg while fine varieties of Miniket rice were selling at Tk 65-66 a kg on the day. 

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