Winter vegetables start hitting markets but prices high

Staff Correspondent | Published: 03:01, Oct 27,2018

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling vegetables at a shop at Segunbagicha in Dhaka. Winter vegetables have started hitting the capital’s kitchen markets but the prices of the items were high in last week. — Focusbangla photo

Winter vegetables have started hitting the capital’s kitchen markets but the prices of the items were high in last week.
Traders said that the early varieties of winter vegetables including cauliflower, cabbage, beans, radish and spinach started arriving in the market but the supply of the items was lower than the demand.
Cauliflowers and cabbage weighting around 300 grams to 500 grams were retailing at Tk 40-50 a piece and 35-40 a piece respectively in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 50-60 a kilogram, Tk 100-130 a kg and Tk 120 a kg respectively on the day.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 50-70 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 50-60 a piece, okra at Tk 50 a kg, papaya at Tk 20-25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-70 a kg and tomatoes at Tk 120 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 80 a kg on the day. The prices of onions remained unchanged over the week.
Imported onion was retailing at Tk 30-40 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 70-80 a kg, while its local variety was selling at Tk 50-60 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg.
The price of eggs remained high and the item was selling at Tk 36-38 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 100-120 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 120-140 a kg on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 130-135 a kg on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling at Tk 350-400 a kg on the day.
The prices of beef and mutton remained high. Beef was selling at Tk 470-500 a kg and mutton at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107, while a five-litre container at Tk 515-540. Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 85 a kg.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 100 a kg, while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 60-80 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged. The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.
Rice prices remained unchanged over the week and a kilogram of coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 44-46 a kg in the city markets.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 65-70 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 60-65 a kg.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 50-54 a kg, while Miniket rice was selling at Tk 62-68 a kg.

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