Vegetable price remains unchanged...

Dhaka, Friday   25 September 2020

Vegetable price remains unchanged

 Mir Sakhawat Hossain daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:03 PM, 14 August 2020   Updated: 06:03 PM, 14 August 2020

Vegetable price remains unchanged

Vegetable price remains unchanged

Most of the vegetables are being sold at previous prices and no vegetables are being sold at lower prices than before. The shopkeepers are raising the price of eggs as much as before. However, the prices of fish and chicken have come down a bit. Besides, prices of cucumber, arum lobe, raw banana, and papaya have fallen down.

This information was known by visiting different markets of the capital on Friday.

Visiting to different markets in the capital, it can be seen that at present, bitter-gourd is being sold at Tk 60-70 per kg, bitter-gourd (small) Tk 80-100, Luffa-Snake-gourd-Dhundal Tk 50 to 60, Tomato Tk 100 to 120, Momordica cochinchinensis Tk 50-60, Barbati Tk 60-70, Potatoes Tk 40 -50, Patal Tk 40-50, eggplant 60-70 and potato 35 per kg. However, prices of hybrid cucumber, kachu lati, coriander leaves, raw banana and papaya have come down in these markets. Hybrid cucumbers are being sold at Tk 30-40, arum lobe at Tk 40-50, papaya at Tk 30-40 and raw bananas at Tk 30.

Besides, each pumpkin is being sold at Tk 60-70. At present, per kg domestic chili is being sold at Tk 200 and imported chilli at Tk 160.

Buyers and sellers are divided over the high prices of vegetables. Vendors say vegetables are not coming to market as before due to the ongoing floods in the country. And buyers say that if there is adequate supply of vegetables in the market, the price of the product is not decreasing due to lack of market monitoring.  

Monir Mia, a vegetable seller in Uttara's Kacha Bazar No. 8, said vegetables were not coming to the market much as the ongoing floods had caused severe damage to crops. The supply of vegetables in the yard is much less. Due to this, the price is not decreasing.

A buyer named Aminul Islam said I saw in the market there is no shortage of vegetables. Shopkeepers are demanding higher prices due to floods. But there has been no flood in the country that will make the price of vegetables so high even in the full season. He said that since there is no regular market monitoring, traders can increase prices without reducing them.

However, the price of fish has come down in a week. There is also a downward trend in the chicken market. However, eggs are being sold at the previous high prices. Besides, the prices of beef and mutton remained unchanged.

The price of golden and domestic chicken has fallen down by Tk 20 to Tk 50 per kg in a week. However, broilers are being sold at the previous price. At present, per kg broiler chickens are being sold at Tk 125 to Tk 135. Red layer chicken is being sold at Tk 220 and white layer chicken at Tk 180 per kg. Besides, golden chicken is being sold at Tk 240 to 250 per kg and domestic chicken at Tk 550 per kg.

Beef is being sold at Tk 550-580 per kg and mutton at Tk 750-780 per kg in these markets. But eggs are being sold at high prices. Dozens of red eggs are being sold at Tk 110 to 115. Domestic chicken eggs at Tk 160. And duck eggs Tk 130 to 140 per dozen.

At present hilsa weighing 1.25 kg to 1.50 kg is being sold at Tk 1100-1200, hilsa weighing one kg is being sold at Tk 900-1000 And small hilsa is being sold at Tk 300 to 350 per kg depending on the size. The price of hilsa has come down and the price of other fish has also come down by Tk 40-50 per kg.

Kafil Uddin, a fishmonger in Karwanbazar, said that now that the price of hilsa has come down, the price of all fishes has come down. The supply of hilsa in the market has increased a lot, so the price is also lower.

Meanwhile, the prices of ginger, onion and garlic remain unchanged. Per kg onion is being sold at Tk 40 to 45, ginger at Tk 130 to 140 rupees and garlic at Tk 90 to 100.

Prices of rice, pulses, and edible oil also remained unchanged. At present, per kg Miniket (new) rice is being sold at Tk 52 to 54, Miniket (old) at Tk 55, Basmati at Tk 58 to 60, Guti Swarna at Tk 40 to 42 and Pulao rice at Tk 95 to 100. Open soybean (red) oil is currently being sold at Tk 95 per liter, open (white) soybean at Tk 100 per liter. Open mustard oil is being sold at Tk 200 per liter.

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