Winter vegetables started to arrive in the capital’s kitchen markets but their prices remained high over the week.
Traders said that supply of early varieties winter vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, beans, radish and spinach started to increase but still lower than the demand.
They said that the prices of vegetables would come down in coming weeks after the start of harvesting season of winter varieties.
Cauliflowers and cabbage weighting around 500 grams to 700 grams were retailing at Tk 30-40 a piece and 35 a piece respectively on Friday at Mohammadpur Krishi Bazar kitchen market in the city.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 40-50 a kg, Tk 100-130 a kg and Tk 120 a kg respectively on Friday.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-90 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60-70 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 60-80 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.
The price of green chilli increased by Tk 20 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 140-160 a kg on the day.
Prices of onion remained high 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 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 70-80 a kg, while the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg on Friday.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 90 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.
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.
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 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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