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7 July, 2018 00:00 00 AM
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Chilli prices hotter, supplies of most vegetables normal

Staff Reporter
Chilli prices hotter, supplies of most 
vegetables normal

Pricy chilli, in sharp contrast to other vegetables, turned even costlier in the capital’s kitchen markets yesterday. But the supply of all types of vegetables increased.

On Friday, chilli was being offered at Tk130-150 a kg. But during Ramadan the vegetable sold at Tk 40-50 a kg. On the other hand, the price of tomato increased by Tk 30-40 per kg and sold at Tk. 120-130 a kg.

On the sudden rise in the prices of chillies, a trader told The Independent that supplies were low. Their prices may increase further because many of the chilly fields had been damaged due to rain.

Visiting other kitchen markets including Karwan Bazar this correspondent found that the supply of most vegetables was normal. Vegetables like potato, eggplant, snake gourd, and pointed gourd were abundantly available.

Traders said that the supplies of vegetables were now adequate but chillies and tomato prices were high because of short supply. One of the traders said the tomato season was over. The tomatoes being currently sold were from cold stores. As a result, tomato supplies to the market were limited, leading to a price rise. Most of the vegetables were available at Tk. 40 to 50.

One of the buyers told the independent that keeping businesses closed and lack of supply were the major reasons for the rising prices. Vendors were charging prices at their will.

Prices of onions and garlic witnessed a slight increase in the capitals’ kitchen markets, while imported garlic prices saw a hike of Tk. 3-4 per kg. Local onion was being sold at Tk 50-55 per kg and and imported Indian onions at

Tk 30-35. Even during Ramadan onion prices were low.

Most of the vegetables were being sold at the previous week’s prices. Snake gourd and eggplant maintained the previous week’s prices. Snake gourd was being sold at Tk. 30-40 and eggplants at Tk. 40-50 a kg.

The prices of bitter gourd, pointed gourd and ridged gourd were unchanged. Pointed gourd was being sold at Tk. 40-50, and bitter gourd had the same price. The same scenario prevailed in case of asparagus, beans, and ladies fingers. The prices of these vegetables increased by about Tk. 5-10 per kg.

Meanwhile, the prices of papaya, which sold at a very high price before Eid, declined significantly. The price of teasel gourd, the prices of which were 70-80 a kg, now sold at Tk. 40-45.

Prices of all kinds of red spinach, green spinach, jute leaves, red amaranth and water amaranth increased by Tk. 10-15.

A vegetable vendor told this reporter that the prices of vegetables had jumped after Eid amid shortage of supply.

The prices of boiler chicken showed a minor difference. Prices of chicken were low at the capital’s kitchen market. Boiler chicken was being sold at 150-160 kg. The price of red cock which was sold at Tk 170-180 last week, increased to Tk 200-210. Eggs also sold at higher price. A dozen of eggs were offered at Tk 85-90.

Every year, after the Eid festival, the meat market shows some instability but this year has been an exception. Beef is still being sold at the price of Eid.

The fish market recorded a slight price increase. Hilsa, rui, katla, sorputi were available in the markets, but the prices were higher than before.

Large lobsters sold at Tk. 1000 per kg. Medium-sized hilsa was selling at Tk 800-1000. Rui fish prices were Tk. 250-260 a kg; tilapia sold at Tk.140 per kg; Katla sold at Tk. 270.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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