Vegetable, fish prices fall in city markets

Staff Correspondent

13 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Prices of vegetables and fishes continue to decline in the city markets thanks to ample supply of the produces.

Prices of onion also dropped while prices of oil have increased. Rice and other commodities are remaining unchanged.

While visiting different kitchen markets in the capital on Friday, this correspondent found that the prices of vegetables decreased by Tk 5 to 10 per kilogramme.

In Kathalbagan Kachabazar, price of bean decreased by Tk 5 and was selling at Tk 25 per kg while yardlong bean was selling at Tk 35 per kg, potato at Tk 15, green chilli at Tk 80 per kg, cucumber at Tk 35 to 40 per kg, brinjal at Tk 30 to 40 per kg, tomato at Tk 30 to 40 per kg, lady’s finger at Tk 40, teasel gourd at Tk 40, carrot at Tk 40, bitter gourd at

Tk 45 to 50, green papaya at Tk 30, pumpkin at Tk 40 per kg, and bottle gourd at Tk 25 to 40 and ash gourd at Tk 25 to 30 and cauliflower at Tk 15 to 20 and cabbage Tk 20 to 30 per piece. Seasonal pointed gourds, ridge and snake gourds were selling at Tk 35 to 50 per kg. Lemon was selling at Tk 5 to Tk 10 per piece.

A bunch of different leafy vegetables was selling at Tk 10 to 15 in the city.

The price of local onion has dropped compared to the prices last week. The local onion was selling at Tk30 per kg while imported onion at Tk 25 per Kg.

The prices of fresh water fishes have decreased by Tk 20 to 50 per kg this week.

In Old Dhaka’s Shantinagar Bazar, shing (catfish) and magur (catfish) were selling at Tk 350 to 450 per kg, koi at Tk 350 to 500, tengra at Tk 300 to 400, shoul at Tk 450 to 550, Pabda at 250 to 450 and Gulsha at Tk 400 to 600.

Of other fishes, rui was selling at Tk 220 to 350, boal at Tk 400 to 600, shrimp at Tk 350 to 400, puti at Tk 250 to 400 per kg, kachki at Tk 250 to 400, rupchanda at Tk 700 to 800 per kg, batashi at Tk 400 to 500, aire fish at Tk 500 to 700, baila at Tk 450 to 500 per kg, and telapia at Tk 120 to Tk 180 per kg.

Price of oil continuing to show an upward trend. According to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) website, the soybean oil was selling at Tk 130 to 140 a litre though it was Tk120 to 135 in the last week.

The price of per bottle of 5 litre soybean oil was Tk580 to 630 while it was Tk 570 to 620 in the last week, the TCB website said.

The crude oil per litre was selling at Tk116 to 120 while it was sold Tk 112 to 118 last week.

Traders have said that the price of both crude and bottled soybean oil will increase more.

Price of fine rice has increased. Per kg minicate rice was selling at Tk 64 to 65, while the price of per kg paijam/lata was Tk 50 to 56, najirshail was Tk 65 to 68 per kg, and chinigura rice was selling at Tk 90 to 100.

Price of BR-28 rice was Tk 50 to 52 per kg on the day while coarse rice price was at Tk 45 to 48 per kg, according to TCB data.

The white broiler chicken increased Tk 5 to 10 per kg. White broiler chicken was selling at Tk 140 to Tk 150 per kg while the price of Sonali cock (Pakistani origin) was Tk 220 per piece and local (deshi) chicken weighing 800 gm to 900 gm was selling at Tk 450 to 600 per piece.

Beef was selling at Tk 580-Tk 650 per kg and mutton (goat) at Tk 750 to 850 per kg.