Vegetable prices go up

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Feb 23,2019 | Updated: 23:58, Feb 22,2019

 
 

Vendors sell vegetables at a market at Motijheel in capital Dhaka recently. The prices of vegetables went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to supply shortage, traders said. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage, traders said.
They said the prices of most of the vegetables increased in the city markets as the winter vegetables season was going to end.
The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 10-15 a kilogram over the week.
Radish and beans were selling at Tk 30 a kg and Tk 30-50 a kg respectively on Friday. Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 30 apiece and cabbage at Tk 25 apiece on the day.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 80-100 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-60 apiece, okra at Tk 40-60 a kg, papaya at Tk 20-25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40 a kg and tomatoes at Tk 30 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg on Friday.
The prices of broiler chicken remained high over the week and the item was selling at Tk 150-155 a kg on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling at Tk 350-400 a kg on the day.
The price of beef also remained high and the item was selling at Tk 480-520 a kg. Mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 100-105 and a five-litre container at Tk 490-515. Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 a kg.
The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 44-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling at Tk 58-63 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-55 a kg.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.
The prices of red lentil remained high in the city markets over the week ending Friday.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg while the fine variety was selling at Tk 100-110 a kg.
The prices of onions remained unchanged over the week.
The imported onions were retailing at Tk 20 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 20-25 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 70-80 a kg.
The price of potatoes decreased by Tk 2-3 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 15 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on the day.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 32-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
Fish prices remained unchanged over the week. Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla at Tk 200-350 a kg depending on their size and quality on Friday. Pangas was selling at Tk 130-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 140-180 a kg.
The prices of ginger decreased by Tk 20 a kg and its local variety was selling at Tk 90-100 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 120-130 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 70-72 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.

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