Prices of vegetables begin to fall as winter supply rises

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Jan 13,2018

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling vegetables at a shop at Segunbagicha in Dhaka recently. The prices of vegetables started falling in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as the supply of winter vegetables increased, traders said. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables started falling in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as the supply of winter vegetables increased, traders said.
They said most of the vegetables saw a price fall of Tk 5-15 a kilogram over the week.
The price of tomatoes dropped by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 45-60 a kg at the retail market on Friday.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 35-45 a piece, okra at Tk 50 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg and cucumber at Tk 45-55 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages weighing around 700 grams to one 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 40-50 a kg and Tk 45-55 a kg respectively.
The price of green chilli remained high over the week and the item was selling at Tk 65-75 a kg on Friday.
Potatoes were selling at Tk 20-25 a kg and the newly harvested potatoes were selling at Tk 25-30 a kg.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 44-48 a kg on Friday. BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 48-52 a kg, while the fine variety of Miniket rice was selling at Tk 58-66 a kg on the day.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 68-80 a kg and its medium (standard) variety at Tk 55-60 a kg in the city’s markets.
The wholesale price of imported onions was at Tk 45-55 a kg over the week and the onions were retailing at Tk 65-70 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 70-90 a kg on the day.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was retailing at Tk 80-90 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 100 a kg.
The prices of garlic also remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 80 a kg, while the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg on Friday.
Eggs were selling at Tk 30 a hali in the city markets over the week.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 120-140 a kg while the 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 220-350 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 700-800 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 local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 120 a kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 70-80 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 on Friday. 

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