Prices of potato and onion have declined in kitchen markets of the capital following an increase in their supply, much to the comfort of the city dwellers.
Besides, the prices of some other winter vegetables were maintaining a falling trend following a bountiful supply.The price of the local variety of onion fell by Tk 10 per kg in a week and it was selling at Tk 45-50 at different kitchen markets on Friday. Imported onion was selling at 25-30 a kg as was in the prior week.
The new variety of potato was selling for Tk 40 each kg against last week’s Tk 45-50 while the old one was selling at Tk 45-50 per kg like the previous week.
Ashique Hossain, a trader at Mohammadpur Krishi Market, said huge newly-harvested onions and potatoes are entering markets every day, leading to a fall in their prices.
The onion price also declined as India lifted its ban on onion export from January 1.
Winter vegetables, including cauliflower, cabbage, beans, radish and spinach, are arriving in the markets in aplenty and the adequate supply forced traders to cut the prices.
The price of bean was Tk 30-50 per kg as was in the previous week while cabbage and cauliflower were selling at the same price of last week at Tk 20-30 apiece.Bottle gourd was selling at Tk 40 per piece and carrot was selling at Tk 40-50 per kg.
The prices of eggplant, bitter gourd, okra and tomato remained stable as those were selling at Tk 30-40 per kg, Tk 40-50, Tk 40-50 and Tk 80-100 a kg respectively.