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Vegetables prices fall on ample supply

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Prices of different vegetables declined on ample supply of the produces in the city kitchen markets on Friday.

Prices of onion, soybean oil, egg, dry chili and chicken also declined in the markets.

However, prices of essentials such as flour, lentil, potato, rice, cumin, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf price have increased this week.

Supply of most of the locally-produced commodity has increased. As a result, prices of those products have declined, but the prices of some imported goods have increased further, said market insider.

Prices of nine food items have increased in the capital while prices of six other essentials declined, according to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

Low-income people are struggling to make both ends meet for rising prices of essential commodities.

Supply of winter vegetables like bean, cauliflower,   cabbage, radish declined this week due to huge supply, said Aminur, a vegetable trader at Mohammadpur Krishi market.

Price of fine rice has increased by 1.61 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 58-68 per kg, loose atta has increased by 5.88 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 34-38 per kg, packet atta has increased by 2.41 per kg and was sold at TK 40-45 per kg and packet flour has increased by 7.14 percent and was sold at TK 50-55 per kg, according to TCB.

Potato price has increased by 4.44 percent in a week and was sold at TK 22-25 per kg, lentil price has increased by 2.38 percent and was sold at Tk 105-110 per kg, local ginger price has increased by 4.55 percent and was sold at Tk 90-140 per kg and imported ginger price has increased by 19.23 percent and was sold at TK 60-130 per kg, according to TCB.

While visiting Mohammadpur Krishi Market, it was seen that the prices of vegetables declined and prices of most of the fishes have increased on Friday.

Price of bean has declined to Tk 30-40 per kg while it was TK 50-60 per kg a week earlier and carrot price has declined to Tk 60-100 per kg while it was Tk 100-120 per kg a week earlier.

Tomato was sold at Tk 140-160 per kg while green tomato was sold at Tk 40-50 per kg.

Price of pointed guard was Tk 40-50 per kg, yardlong Tk 50-70 per kg, cauliflower Tk 35-40 per piece and cabbage was Tk 30-40 per piece. Ribbed guard was Tk 40-50 per kg, bitter guard Tk 60-80 per kg and snake guard was Tk 40-50 per kg.

Price of broiler chicken was Tk 140-150 per kg while it was TK 145-155 per kg a week earlier, sonali chicken was TK 290-320 per kg and layer chicken was sold at Tk 240-250 per kg.

Farm egg price was Tk115-120 per dozen same as the previous week price.

Telapia and Pangas fish was same high as the previous week and sold at Tk160-170 Tk per kg. Ruhi was selling at Tk 280-350 per kg, Mrigel fish price shot up to Tk 220-250 per kg.

Shrimp price soared to Tk 600-650 per kg, Pabda price was Tk 600 per kg. Some fish traders said that the prices of fish have increased due to supply shortages in the markets.