Vegetable prices fall slightly

Rice, oil prices soar

Staff Correspondent

28 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Vegetable prices fall slightly

Prices of winter vegetables have dropped slightly while the prices of rice and oil soared in kitchen markets in the capital this week. 

The vegetable prices declined by 10 to 20 percent against the prices last week thanks to an ample supply of the produces in the markets. On the other hand, prices of rice and oil have soared.

After visiting several kitchen markets in the capital on Friday, this correspondent found that the prices of vegetables decreased by Tk 10 to 20 per kilogramme.

But prices still remain much higher than that of same period in the previous year. It was found that price of bean was decreased by Tk 10 and it was selling at Tk 50 per kg. Bean was sold by Tk 60 last week while Yardlong bean was selling at Tk 70 which was Tk 80 to 100 per kg a week ago.

Dropping Tk15 in per piece cauliflower was sold at Tk 35.

Besides, traders were selling green chilli at Tk 110 to 130, brinjal at Tk 60 per kg, teasel gourd at Tk 50 to 60, cucumber at Tk 50 to 60 per kg, carrot at Tk 65 to 70, okra at Tk 50, balsam apple at Tk 70, green papaya at Tk 30 to 35, pumpkin at Tk 50 per kg, bottle gourd at Tk 50 to 60, coriander leaves at Tk 280 to 300 per kg, and red capsicum at Tk 450 per kg and green capsicum at Tk 300.

Newly harvested potato was sold at Tk 150 to 160 while the price of per kg tomato was Tk 120.

The price of local onion has dropped a little and was selling at Tk 70 per kg while imported onion at Tk 45 to 50 per Kg.

Per bunch of different kinds of leafy vegetables were sold at Tk 15-20.

The price of eggs remained same as farm eggs was selling at Tk 100 per dozen while eggs of sonali hen and local hen was selling at Tk 150 and Tk 210 per dozen respectively.

The price of local (deshi) fresh water fish has  decreased by Tk 20 to 50 per kg this week as these fishes are caught in big numbers as ponds and other water bodies have begun drying up.

Catfishes like Shing and Magur were selling at Tk 400 to 600 per kg, Koi (deshi) at Tk 300 to 350, Tengra at Tk 400 to 550, Leta at Tk 300, Shoul at Tk 500 to 600, Pabda at 400 to 500 and Gulsha at Tk 450-700.

Lobster was selling at Tk 450 to 550, Shrimp at Tk 350 to 400, Puti at Tk 300 to 400 per kg, Rupchanda at Tk 700 to 800 per kg, Batashi at Tk 400 to 500, Aire fish at Tk 500 to 700, Koi (cultivated) at Tk 150 to 180 per kg, and Telapia at Tk 150 to Tk 200 per kg.

Price of Rui fish has remained same but the price of Hilsa fish have soared. While Rui was sold at Tk 250 to 300 per kg, Hilsa (1 kg) was sold at Tk 1300 to 1500.

The broiler chicken was selling at Tk 110 to 115 per kg. However, the Sonali cock (Pakistani origin) was sold at Tk 180 to 300 per piece (based on size) and Local (deshi) chicken weighing 800 gm to 900 gm was selling at Tk 400 to 500 per piece.

Beef and mutton (goat) was selling at Tk 580-Tk 600 and Tk 750 to 800 per kg respectively.

On the other hand, prices of rice have soared up a bit. Superior quality of Nazirshail was selling at Tk 60 to 68 per kg, Minicate at Tk 55 to 58 per kg, and Lata rice were selling at Tk 50 to 52 per kg. Different types of coarse rice, including Swarna, were selling at Tk 48 to 50.

However, price of oil per litre has shoot up. Five litre bottle of Soyabean oil was sold at Tk 570 to 580 while per litre unpacked Soyabean oil was sold at Tk 105 to 110.