Prices of vegetables continue to rise

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:06, Apr 09,2021

 
 

A vendor arranges vegetables at his shop at the Kaptan Bazar kitchen market in the capital on Thursday. The prices of vegetables continued to rise in the city kitchen markets due to a supply shortage of the items. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables continued to rise in the city kitchen markets due to a supply shortage of the items.

Traders said that supply of vegetables had declined in the city markets as the season for winter vegetables had ended.

At the same time, restrictions on businesses and movement imposed by the government to contain the COVID-19 virus infection interrupted the supply chain.

Movement of vegetable-laden trucks had decreased by one third in the last couple of days as wholesale suppliers from outside Dhaka sent reduced quantities of products to the city, they said.

The prices of most vegetables increased by Tk 5-10 a kilogram on the kitchen markets over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 50-60 apiece, beans for Tk 30-40 a kg, radish for Tk 20-30 a kg, cucumber for Tk 40-60 a kg and tomato for Tk 30-35 a kg on Friday.

Potato was selling for Tk 20 a kg while green chili was selling for Tk 60 a kg on the day.

The price of edible oil remained high over the week.

A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 135-140 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 630-650 on Friday.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 120-125 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 110-115 a litre on the day.

The prices of rice also remained high in the city with the medium quality variety selling for Tk 52-58 a kg on Friday.

The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 62-65 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 67-70 a kg.

Najirshail rice sold for Tk 70-72 a kg in the city.

The price of beef remained high and the item was selling for Tk 570-600 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital.

The prices of sugar remained high over the week as well. Refined sugar retailed at Tk 68-70 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.

The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg in the city on Friday.

The price of the Sonali variety of chicken fell by Tk 30 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 310-320 a kg.

The price of the local variety of chicken also declined by Tk 50 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 450-500 a kg on the day.

The prices of onion remained unchanged over the week and the local variety sold for Tk 35-40 a kg. The imported variety sold for Tk 30-35 a kg over the week in the capital.

The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.

Rohita sold for Tk 250-280 a kg and Katla for Tk 230-260 a kg, depending on the size and quality.

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

The price of eggs remained unchanged. The item was selling for Tk 30-32 a hali or four pieces.

The prices of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The coarse variety sold for Tk 65-70 a kg while the medium-quality variety sold for Tk 85-90 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The fine variety of red lentil sold for Tk 115-120 a kg on the day.

The imported variety of garlic retailed at Tk 110-120 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 100-110 a kg in the capital.

The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 90-140 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 100-120 a kg.

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

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