Vegetable prices are rising

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Vegetable prices rose in the city’s kitchen markets during the week due to a shortage of items during the Eid-ul-Azha holiday.

Traders said prices of most vegetables in city markets rose on Friday as supplies of items in the capital decreased for the Eid holiday.

Usually, demand for vegetables falls during Eid-ul-Azha also due to the availability of meat from sacrificial animals in the city, they said.

Vegetable prices rose by 10-30 Tk per kg in the city markets on Friday.

Aubergine sells for Tk 70-80 per kg, papaya for Tk 40-50 per kg, bitter gourd for Tk 7080 per kg, bottle gourd for Tk 50-60 per piece, okra for Tk 40-50 per kg, pointed gourd for Tk 40-50 per kg, cucumber for Tk 60-70 per kg and tomato for Tk 120-150 per kg on Friday.

The price of green chilli has almost doubled and the item was sold for 130-140 Tk per kg that day.

The onion prices remained unchanged. The local variety was sold that day for 50-55 Tk per kg and the imported variety for 45-50 Tk per kg in the capital.

The imported garlic variety cost 140-160 Tk per kg, while the local variety was sold for 80-100 Tk per kg.

The prices for ginger remained unchanged and the imported variety was sold on Friday for 160-180 Tk per kg and the local variety for 130-160 Tk per kg.

Rice prices remained high in the city during the week, with the coarse variety selling for Tk 48-50 per kg on Friday.

The medium quality variety was sold that day for 52-58 Tk per kg in the city markets.

The standard variety of miniket rice was sold for Tk 60-63 per kg and the fine variety for Tk 64-66 per kg.

Najirshail rice is sold in town for Tk 66-70 per kg.

In the city markets, too, prices for edible oil remained high over the course of the week.

A 1 liter bottle of soybean oil was sold for Tk 150 while five liters of packaged soybean oil was sold for Tk 680-720.

Unpackaged soybean oil was sold on Friday for Tk 120-125 per liter and palm oil for Tk 115,118 per liter.

The price of eggs remained high during the week and the item was sold for Tk 3436 (four pieces) on Friday.

Red lentil prices remained unchanged over the course of the week.

The coarse variety was sold on Friday for Tk 75-80 per kg and the medium quality variety for Tk 90-95 per kg.

The fine variety of red lentils is sold daily for 115-120 Tk per kg.

Fish prices in the city markets remained unchanged over the course of the week.

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

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

The price of broilers also remained unchanged in the city markets and the item was sold on Friday for 135-140 Tk per kg.

The sonali type of chicken cost Tk 200-220 per kg and the local variety cost Tk 500 per kg that day.

Packaged salt of fine quality in retail for 35 Tk per kg and the refined variety for 25 Tk per kg per day.

Sugar prices also remained high over the course of the week. Refined sugar cost Tk 68-72 per kg, while packaged sugar cost Tk 78-80 per kg.


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