Vegetable prices stable as supply aplenty

Staff Correspondent

19 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Vegetable prices stable
as supply aplenty

Prices of winter vegetables, including potato, remained stable at kitchen markets in the capital following an abundant supply.

The market of onion, an essential kitchen ingredient, also remained stable as it was selling almost at the same price of the last week.

Winter vegetables, including cauliflower, cabbage, radish and spinach, are arriving in the markets every day plentifully.

After several hard months amid coronavirus pandemic when prices of daily commodities, including vegetables, skyrocketed for various reasons, city residents can now buy those at cheaper prices.

They felt the pinch of the soaring prices during the period which forced them to cut the consumption amid reduced income induced by the coronavirus pandemic.

Amirul Islam, a vegetables trader, said there was an abundant supply of the winter vegetables which led to reduction in their prices.

During a reality check at Mohammad-pur Krishi Market, it was seen that newly harvested potato was selling at Tk 50-60 per kg while old one for Tk 45-50 a kg.

The price of new potato saw a sharp fall over the last few days after reaching as high as Tk 150 per kg barely 20 days ago.

The price of bean saw a slight fall than that of previous week as it was selling for Tk 20-30 per kg against Tk 30-50.   

The price of cabbage and cauliflower remained the same at Tk 20-30 apiece while that of radish fell by Tk 5 each kg against last week’s Tk 15-20.

There was no change in the prices of bottle gourd and carrot with the former selling at Tk 40 per piece and the latter at Tk 40-45 per kg.

Eggplant was selling at Tk 30-40 per kg while it was Tk 40-60 a kg a week ago, bitter guard at the same price of Tk 40-50 per kg and okra was selling at 40-50 per kg as in the last week.

The price of tomato was Tk 80-100 per kg while it was Tk 100-120 a kg a week earlier and green tomato was selling for Tk 20-25 per kg against Tk 30-40 prior week.

Meanwhile, the local variety of onion was selling for Tk 55-60 each kg which was the same of the last week’s one while imported onion costs Tk 30-40 per kg.