Price of potatoes rises, some winter vegetables decrease

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 10,2018

 
 

Vendors sell vegetables at a kitchen market in capital Dhaka. The price of potatoes went up while the prices of some winter vegetables decreased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — New Age photo

The price of potatoes went up while the prices of some winter vegetables decreased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the price of potatoes increased in the wholesale market due to an off-seasonal supply shortage.
The price of potatoes increased by Tk 3 a kilogram and the item was selling at Tk 25-32 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Newly harvested potatoes started hitting the market and the item was retailing at Tk 120 a kg on the day.
The prices of most of the vegetables remained stable in the city markets over the week ending Friday.
The prices of winter vegetables radish, beans and spinach, however, decreased by Tk 10-20 a kg over the week.
Cauliflowers and cabbage were retailing at Tk 40 a piece and Tk 35-40 a piece respectively on Friday.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 40 a kg, Tk 50-60 a kg and Tk 80 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 40-60 a piece, okra at Tk 50 a kg, papaya at Tk 20-25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-60 a kg and tomatoes at Tk 120 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg on Friday.
The prices of onions decreased by Tk 5 a kg over the week.
The imported onions was retailing at Tk 25-30 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 35-40 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 50-70 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg.
The prices of ginger decreased by Tk 10 a kg and its local variety was selling at Tk 120-130 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 140 a kg.
The price of eggs remained high and the item was selling at Tk 36-38 a hali (four pieces) 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.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 80-100 a kg, while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 60-70 a kg.
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.
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.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged. The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50 a kg, 

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