Prices of vegetables decrease slightly after sharp rise

Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:34pm on June 01, 2018

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A file photo shows a man buying vegetables at a shop at the Khilgaon kitchen market in Dhaka. Prices of most of the vegetables decreased slightly but still remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

Prices of most of the vegetables decreased slightly but still remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
The decrease, however, came after a sharp rise in the commodity prices at the start of Ramadan, the fasting month for the Muslims.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-80 a kilogram, papaya at Tk 40-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, okra at Tk 50-60 a kg, palwal at Tk 40-50 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-50 a kg, tomato at Tk 80-90 a kg and each piece of bottle gourd at Tk 50 on Friday.
Green chilli was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of beef remained unchanged over the week and it was selling at Tk 450-500 a kg in the city markets on Friday, while mutton was selling at Tk 700-800 a kg.
Broiler chicken was selling at Tk 140-150 a kg and locally bred hens at Tk 300-400 a kg on the day.
The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 200-300 a kg, katla at Tk 200-280 a kg, pangas at Tk 120-170 a kg and tilapia at Tk 110-180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
The prices of onion and garlic remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.
The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 40-45 a kg, while the imported variety was retailing at Tk 25-35 a kg.
Garlic, imported from China, was retailing at Tk 90-110 a kg while the local variety was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 90 a kg on Friday.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 120 a kg, while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 70-80 a kg over the week.
The price of eggs remained unchanged at Tk 28-30 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107, while a five-litre container at Tk 515-540 in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 85 a kg.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged with its local variety selling at Tk 80-90 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 100-120 a kg.
The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.
A kilogram of coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 40-44 on Friday. The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 65-70 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 60-64 a kg in the city markets.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 45-48 a kg, while Miniket rice was selling at Tk 60-68 a kg. The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 55-68 a kg on the day.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged and the refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 60-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
The prices of gram remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 70-80 a kg over the week.
Puffed rice was retailing at Tk 70-120 a kg while flaked rice was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg on Friday. Dates were selling at Tk 180-300 a kg depending on its quality.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg in the city markets.