Prices of some vegetables rise further, others remain high

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 09,2019

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling vegetables at Kaptan Bazar in capital Dhaka. The prices of some vegetables went up further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of some vegetables went up further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that some winter vegetables witnessed a price rise due to a supply shortage.

They also said that the prices of vegetables would come down in the coming weeks as the supply of winter vegetables would increase then.

The prices of cauliflowers and cabbage increased by Tk 10 a kilogram over the week. Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 40 apiece and cabbage Tk 33-40 apiece in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.

Radish, beans and spinach were selling for Tk 40 a kg, Tk 80 a kg and Tk 80-100 a kg respectively on the day.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg, papaya for Tk 25-30 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60-70 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 50-70 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 80-120 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 80- 100 a kg on the day.

The prices of onions remained high and the local variety of the spice was retailing at Tk 130-135 a kg while the onions imported from Myanmar were selling for Tk 120-125 a kg on Friday.

The prices of garlic remained unchanged in the city markets over the week ending Friday.

Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 140-170 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 130-170 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The price of eggs also remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 36-38 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

The prices of red lentil remained unchanged and the coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling for Tk 75-80 a kg while its fine variety was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg.

The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 115-125 a kg in the city markets on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

Beef was selling for Tk 550-570 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday in the city markets.

The local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 130-140 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 150-160 a kg on Friday.

The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 250-380 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality.

Pangas was selling for Tk 130-190 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 120-180 a kg.

Potato was selling for Tk 25-30 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The retail prices of edible oil also remained unchanged over the week.

A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling for Tk 100-102 and a five-litre container for Tk 490-510 on Friday.

Unpacked soya bean oil was selling for Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 a kg.

Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

The prices of sugar remain high and the refined sugar was selling for Tk 65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.

The coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 42-45 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 55-60 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-54 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 58-62 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.

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