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Vegetable prices continue surging

Prices of green chilli soars up to Tk 320 a kg, rice remain high

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:55, Oct 09,2020

 
 

Vendors arrange vegetables at a kitchen market at Kaptan Bazar in the capital recently. The prices of vegetables skyrocketed on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday. — New Age photo

The prices of vegetables skyrocketed on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.

The prices of potato and green chilli reached a record high on the city markets over the week while most vegetables on the market were retailed between Tk 80-100 a kilogram.

Traders said that the prices of most vegetables increased on the city markets as the season for summer vegetables was nearing an end and flooding in several districts had damaged farmlands across the country.

They also said that the prices of potato increased due to the off-seasonal supply shortage.

The price of green chilli increased by Tk 100 a kg over the week and the item sold for Tk 300-320 a kg on Friday. 

The price of potato increased by Tk 10 a kg and was selling for Tk 50 a kg on the city markets on the day. 

Aubergine sold for Tk 80-100 a kg, papaya for Tk 40-45 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 80-100 a kg, okra for Tk 70-80 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 80-100 apiece, Chinese okra for Tk 60 a kg, string beans for Tk 80 a kg, cucumber for Tk 100 a kg and tomato for Tk 120-140 a kg on Friday.

The prices of onion increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week.

The local variety sold for Tk 90-110 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 100 a kg on Friday.

The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 220-250 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 160-200 a kg on Friday.

The prices of garlic remained unchanged over the week. The imported variety retailed at Tk 90-100 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 100-120 a kg in the capital on the day.

The prices of rice remained high on the city markets.

The standard variety of BR-28 rice sold for Tk 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.

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 prices of red lentil remained high.

The fine variety sold for Tk 125 a kg, the medium-quality variety for Tk 90-95 a kg and the coarse variety for Tk 65-70 a kg on Friday.

Broiler chicken 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 550-560 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital on Friday.

The price of eggs remained high 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 size and quality.

Pangas sold for 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.

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

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