Prices of vegetables go downwards as supply of winter items rises

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:40, Nov 17,2017

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling vegetables at a shop at Sarulia Bazar at Demra in Dhaka recently. The prices of vegetables decreased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to an increased supply of winter vegetables. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables decreased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to an increased supply of winter vegetables.
The prices of onion, however, remained high over the week.
The prices of vegetables dropped by Tk 10-15 a kilogram in the city markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 50-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 40-60 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg and tomato at Tk 120-130 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages weighing around 700 grams to 1 kg were retailing at Tk 30-40 a piece and Tk 30 a piece respectively on Friday.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 30 a kg, Tk 50-60 a kg and Tk 80 a kg respectively on Friday.
The price of green chilli decreased by Tk 20 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 120 a kg on the day.
Local variety of onion was retailing at Tk 75-80 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 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 100- 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 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.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107, while a five-litre container at Tk 515-540 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.
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.
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.
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.

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