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Prices of onion rise further, vegetables increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:19, Sep 25,2020

 
 

A man buys onions at a shop at a kitchen market at Shantinagar in the capital on Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The price of onion increased further and the prices of vegetables rose on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

The prices of rice and edible oil also went up on the city markets over the week.

Traders said that although the price of onion came down a little bit on the city markets last week, the price of the item increased again on Friday due to a supply shortage.

They said that vegetable prices increased as monsoon rains damaged farmlands of summer vegetables and farmers were waiting for winter. 

The price of onion increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week. The local variety sold for Tk 90-100 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 80-85 a kg on Friday.

The price of onion shot up to Tk 120 a kg on September 15 after India imposed an export ban on the item.

The price of the item fell to Tk 90 a kg last week but increased again this week. 

The prices of most vegetables increased by Tk 5-10 a kg in the city over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 70-80 a kg, papaya for Tk 40-45 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 70-90 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 60-70 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 120-140 a kg on Friday.

The price of green chilli was slightly down and the item was selling for Tk 160-200 a kg.

The prices of rice increased by Tk 2-4 a kg over the week in the city.

The standard variety of BR-28 rice sold for Tk 50-52 a kg while the fine variety sold for Tk 54-55 a kg in the capital on Friday.

The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 56-58 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 60-65 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice retailed at Tk 60-65 a kg and the coarse variety sold for Tk 44-48 a kg on Friday.

The prices of unpackaged soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 5-6 a litre in the course of five days.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 90-95 a litre while palm oil sold for Tk 85-86 a litre on Friday.

One litre of bottled soya bean oil sold for Tk 108-110 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 490-540 on the day.

The price of ginger remained high. The imported variety sold for Tk 220250 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 160-200 a kg on Friday.

The price of garlic remained unchanged over the week. The imported variety retailed at Tk 90-100 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 100120 a kg in the capital on the day.

Broiler chicken was sold for Tk 115-120 a kg in the capital on Friday. Locally bred hens sold for 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 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 sold for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia sold for Tk 120-160 a kg.

The price of potato remained high and the item sold for Tk 40 a kg in the city.

The price of red lentil remained high and its fine variety sold for Tk 125 a kg on Friday. The medium-quality variety sold for Tk 90-95 a kg while the coarse variety sold for Tk 65-70 a kg.

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

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

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