Prices of garlic, vegetables increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:09, Feb 14,2020

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling garlic along with other commodities at Kaptan Bazar in Dhaka. The prices of garlic and a number of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of garlic and a number of vegetables increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that wholesalers increased the prices of garlic using the coronavirus outbreak in China as a pretext as Bangladesh largely depended on Chinese garlic.

They also said that the prices of some vegetables rose in the city markets due to a supply shortage.

The price of garlic increased by Tk 10 a kilogram over the week and the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 210-230 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 180-200 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.

The prices of some vegetables including papaya and bitter gourds increased by Tk 10-20 a kg over the week.

Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 30 apiece and cabbage at Tk 30 apiece in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.

Radish was selling for Tk 20-30 a kg and beans for Tk 40-50 a kg on the day.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 40-60 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-40 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 100-120 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 80-100 apiece, cucumber for Tk 40-50 a kg, carrot for Tk 40 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 30-40 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on the

day.

The prices of ginger decreased by Tk 20 a kg over the week and its imported variety was selling for Tk 180 a kg while the local variety was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg on Friday.

The prices of red chilli remained high and the item was selling for Tk 280-400 a kg in the city markets.

Turmeric was selling for Tk 160-260 a kg on Friday in the city market.

The prices of red lentil remained unchanged and the coarse variety of red lentil imported from Canada and Australia was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg while the medium quality was selling for Tk 80-85 a kg on Friday.

The fine variety of red lentil imported from Nepal was retailing at Tk 110-125 a kg on Friday.

The price of unpacked soya bean oil was selling for Tk 90-93 a litre on the day.

The price of bottled soya bean oil remained high and a one-litre container was selling for Tk 105-115 while five-litre container was selling for Tk 500-520 in the city markets.

The price of palm oil remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 84-86 a litre on the markets on Friday.

The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 115-125 a kg in the city markets on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

Beef was selling for Tk 550-570 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday in the city markets.

The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality.

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

Potatoes were selling for Tk 20-30 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.

BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 44-48 a kg while the coarse variety of rice (Sawrna) was selling for Tk 33-38 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 58-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 55-56 a kg.

The prices of onions remained high over the week and the local variety of onions was selling for Tk 110-130 a kg while the imported variety was selling for Tk 80-120 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The prices of sugar remained high and the refined sugar was selling for Tk 65-67 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 34-36 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 35 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

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