Winter vegetables remain dear, some become pricier

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Dec 07,2019

 
 

A vendor sells a gourd to a customer at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in the capital on Friday. The prices of some of the winter vegetables increased in the city markets despite higher supply of the items over the week. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of some of the winter vegetables increased in the city markets despite higher supply of the items over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that prices of most of the vegetables remained high in the city’s kitchen markets for last few weeks while the prices of cauliflowers and cabbage increased by Tk 10 apiece.

They also said that the prices of few vegetables including cucumber and tomato decreased slightly over the week.

Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 40-50 apiece and cabbage at Tk 40-50 apiece in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.

Radish, beans and spinach were selling for Tk 40 a kg, Tk 60 a kg and Tk 80 a kg respectively on the day.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 30 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60-80 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 60-80 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 80-100 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on the day.

The prices of unpacked soya bean oil and palm oil remained unchanged and the items were retailing at Tk 82-88 a litre and Tk 66-72 a litre respectively.

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.

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

Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 150-160 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 140-150 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

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 prices of ginger remained high over the week and the local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 160 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 200 a kg on Friday. The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 250-350 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.

Potatoes were selling for Tk 30 a kg while newly harvested potatoes were selling for Tk 40-60 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 35 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

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

The prices of rice remained high over the week.

The coarse variety of rice (Sawrna) 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 53-54 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 58-60 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 52-55 a kg.

The packed atta was selling for Tk 36-38 a kg while the unpacked maida was retailing at Tk 38-40 a kg.

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