Onion price stings more — Tk 140 a kg

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:27, Dec 15,2017 | Updated: 22:53, Dec 15,2017

 
 

A file photo shows a grocer filling a bowl with onions for weighing at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in Dhaka on December 1. The price of local variety of onions increased further to Tk 140 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The price of local variety of onions increased further to Tk 140 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that India recently raised the export prices of the spice that put an impact on the onion prices in Bangladesh as India is the major source of onion import for Bangladesh.
A rise in the price of the imported onions also pushed up the price of local variety stocks of which are nearly finished, they said.
The wholesale price of imported onions reached to Tk 75-80 a kg over the week and the items were retailing at Tk 85-100 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The price of local variety of onions increased by Tk 10-20 a kg over the week while the price of imported onions rose by Tk 5 a kg in the period.
According to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh, the price of local variety of onions in December this year increased by 220.67 per cent to Tk 140 a kg compared with that of Tk 35-40 a kg in the same month of last year.
The price of imported onions rose by 210 per cent to Tk 90 a kg in December this year from Tk 25-30 a kg in the same month of last year.
The prices of vegetables remained stable in the city markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-80 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 40-50 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-60 a kg and tomato at Tk 120-140 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages weighing around 700 grams to 1 kg were retailing at Tk 30-35 a piece and Tk 30 a piece respectively on Friday.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 20-30 a kg, Tk 50-60 a kg and Tk 70-80 a kg respectively on Friday.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling at Tk 120 a kg on the day.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged and the local variety was selling at Tk 80 a kg while garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg on Friday.
Potato was selling at Tk 25 a kg and newly harvested item was selling at Tk 30-40 a kg on the day.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged over the week and its local variety was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 160 a kg.
The price of egg decreased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 24-30 a hali in the city markets over the week.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 120-130 a kg while locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
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 480-520 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
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.
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.
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.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s markets.
The coarse varieties of rice were selling at Tk 45-48 a kg on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 53-60 a kg, while fine varieties of Miniket rice were selling at Tk 62-68 a kg on the day.

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