Prices of vegetables rise in capital

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:18, Jul 14,2017 | Updated: 00:29, Jul 15,2017

 
 

A vendor sells vegetables to a customer at a shop at a kitchen market at Mirpur in capital Dhaka recently. The prices of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to supply shortage.

Traders said that prices of most of the vegetables went up as recent downpour in several regions of the country damaged farm lands. 

Prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 10-20 a kg over the week.

Aubergine was selling at Tk 50-70 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60-80 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 50 a piece, okra at Tk 50-60 a kg, papaya at Tk 40 a kg, green chilli was selling at Tk 100-120 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-60 a kg, tomato at Tk 80-160 a kg and potato was selling at Tk 20-25 a kg on Friday.

The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.

Rohita was selling at Tk 230-350 a kg, Katla at Tk 220-350 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-260 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 a kg, depending on the size and quality.

The price of beef remained high over the week.     

Beef was selling at Tk 500-Tk 520 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 750-Tk 800 a kg in the city markets.

The price of broiler decreased by Tk 20 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 145-155 a kg in the city over the week.

The price of locally-bred hens remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 400-450 a kg on the day.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-32 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

The prices of onion decreased by Tk 3 a kg and the local variety of the item was retailing at Tk 25-28 a kg while the imported item was selling at Tk 23-25 a kg on the day.

Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 130-150 a kg while the local variety of garlic was selling at Tk 110 a kg and the item imported from India was selling at Tk 120 a kg over the week.

Price of sugar decreased a bit in the city markets and the item was selling at Tk 68-65 a kg in most of the city markets.

A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107 while a five-litre container at Tk 505-525 in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.

Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg while palm oil was selling at Tk 85 a kg.

Fine quality packet salt was selling at Tk 40 a kg while the refined one was retailing at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.

The price of ginger remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 90-120 a kg.

The price of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg. The fine variety of imported red lentil was also selling at Tk 130-140 a kg.

The coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 80-100 a kg over the week.

Prices of rice remained high in the city markets.

The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 48 a kilogram while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 50-54 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 55-58 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 60 a kg on the day.

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