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Vegetable prices continue soaring

Ginger also becomes dearer

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:23, Aug 28,2020

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor arranging vegetables at a shop at a kitchen market in the capital. The prices of vegetables and ginger went up on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending Friday. — New Age photo

The prices of vegetables and ginger went up on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that the prices of vegetables increased due to a supply shortage as floods and monsoon damaged farmland in different districts across the country.

They said that the price of imported ginger rose as the import of the item dropped after Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims.

During Eid, demand for ginger surges. This year Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated across the country on August 1.

The prices of vegetables witnessed a fresh rise after a week. The prices of vegetables increased by Tk 10 a kilogram in the capital in the last week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 70-80 a kg, papaya for Tk 40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 70-80 a kg, okra for Tk 70-80 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 60-80 apiece, Chinese okra for Tk 60 a kg, string beans for Tk 80 a kg, cucumber for Tk 40 a kg and tomato for Tk 110-120 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli prices decreased slightly and the item was selling for Tk 160‑180 a kg.

The prices of imported ginger increased by Tk 20 a kg over the week.

Imported ginger sold for Tk 180-210 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 140-160 a kg on the day.

Imported garlic retailed at Tk 70- 80 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 90 a kg in the capital on Friday.

The prices of red lentil remained high and its fine variety sold for Tk 125 a kg on Friday.

The medium-quality variety cost Tk 90-95 a kg while the coarse variety cost Tk 65-70 a kg.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 86-92 a litre while palm oil sold for Tk 75-80 a litre.

Bottled soya bean oil (a one-litre container) sold for Tk 105-110 while a five-litre container sold for Tk 490-530 on the markets.

The price of rice remained high over the week and the coarse variety cost Tk 44-48 a kg on Friday.

The standard variety of BR-28 rice was selling for Tk 50 a kg and the fine variety for Tk 52-54 a kg in the capital.

The standard variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 56-58 while the fine variety was selling for Tk 60-65 a kg on the day.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg.

The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged and the item sold for Tk 115-120 a kg on the markets in the capital on Friday. Locally bred hens cost Tk 450-500 a kg.

Beef sold for Tk 550-580 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital on Friday.

The price of eggs remained high as well with each hali or four pieces selling for Tk 36-38 on Friday.

The prices of fish also remained unchanged over the week.

Rohita sold for Tk 260-350 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on their sizes and quality.

Pangas cost Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia sold for Tk 120-160 a kg.

Fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 35 a kg while the refined variety retailed at Tk 25 a kg.

The price of onions remained unchanged and the local variety sold for Tk 40-45 a kg while the imported variety cost Tk 30-35 a kg on Friday.

Refined sugar retailed at Tk 60-65 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.

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