Vegetable prices increase further

August 30, 2014

The prices of vegetables increased further on the retail markets in the city over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage amid flood in different parts of the country.
Traders said that the prices of vegetables increased as flood submersed new areas in different districts across the country and a supply shortage took place.The prices of aubergine, tomato, cucumber, okra, bean and bitter gourd increased by Tk 10-Tk 20 a kilogram over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-Tk 80 a kg, tomato at Tk 140 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg, okra at Tk 60 a kg, bean at Tk 110 a kg and bitter gourd at Tk 60 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
The price of green chilli increased by Tk 20 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 160 a kg on the day.
The prices of unpacked soya bean and super palm oil decreased by Tk 4 a kg and the items were retailing at Tk 110 a kg and Tk 80 a kg respectively.
The price of bottled soya bean oil remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 540-Tk 560 a five-litre container in the city’s kitchen markets.
Broiler price decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 130-Tk 140 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 460-Tk 480 a kg on Friday.
The price of beef remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 300 a kg over the week.
The prices of fish remained high.
Rohita was selling at Tk 300-Tk 350 a kg, katla at Tk 280-Tk 350 a kg, pangas at Tk 150-Tk 200 a kg and tilapia at Tk 150-Tk 180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
Ginger price remained unchanged and the commodity was retailing at Tk 200-Tk 240 a kg.
The price of garlic remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 90 a kg while the imported one was retailing at Tk 100 a kg.
Onion price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 40-Tk 42 a kg while the imported item was selling at Tk 38 a kg on the day.
Red lentil imported from Turkey and Canada was selling at Tk 85-Tk 90 a kg over the week.
The fine variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130 a kg on Friday while its local variety was selling at Tk 115 a kg.
The price of egg decreased by Tk 4 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 32 a hali in the city on Friday.
Potatoes were selling at Tk 24-Tk 26 a kg over the week.
Sugar price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 45-Tk 47 a kg on Friday.
The fine varieties of miniket rice were selling at Tk 48-Tk 50 a kg while the coarse varieties were retailing at Tk 44-Tk 46 a kg.
The fine varieties of BR-28 rice were selling at Tk 42-Tk 44 a kg and the coarse varieties of parija were selling at Tk 38-Tk 40 a kg.

-With New Age input

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