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16 February, 2019 12:26:39 AM
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Summer vegetables hit kitchen market in capital

Staff Reporter, Dhaka
Summer vegetables hit kitchen market in capital

Prices of different varieties of early summer vegetables have gone up in kitchen markets due to inadequate supplies. But the winter varieties mostly remained costlier over the past week in the past week, although they are now flooding the markets.

Chicken prices have shown an upward trend, while prices of egg—both duck eggs and local chicken eggs—remained high throughout the week.

While visiting several retail kitchen markets in the city, including Karwan Bazar, this correspondent yesterday found that prices of summer vegetables were high and those of winter vegetables remained unchanged over the week.

Also yesterday, bitter gourds were being sold for Tk. 100-110 a kg, sponge gourds for Tk. 60-65 and snake gourds for Tk. 70–80.

Layer chicken (small size) was selling for Tk. 195–205 per piece, broiler chicken for Tk. 150–155 per kg and Pakistani chicken for Tk. 260–350 per piece. Besides, the price of local chicken remained high as it sold for Tk. 300–350 a kg.

Duck eggs were selling for Tk. 150–155 a dozen, while local chicken eggs were retailing for Tk. 165–170  in the kitchen markets. These items had been sold for Tk. 130–135 and Tk. 135–140, respectively, only a couple of weeks back.

The price of newly harvested local onions dropped due to adequate supplies. The item was retailing for Tk. 20-25 a kg yesterday. The imported Indian variety, however, was being sold for Tk 18–22 a kg.

Garlic was selling for Tk. 80–90.

The presence of imported onions in the market is rather unusual at this time of the year. As a result, the price of local onions has gone down over the last couple of weeks, Ziaur Rahman, an onion vendor at Karwan Bazar, told The Independent.

Prices of different rice varieties went down by Tk 1–1.50 per kg.

Eggplants were being sold for Tk. 20–25 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk. 35–40, bottle gourds for Tk. 40–50 apiece, ladies finger for Tk. 35 a kg, papaya for Tk. 20–25 and cucumber for Tk. 30.

Sweet pumpkins were selling for Tk. 35–45 per piece, while cauliflower and cabbage were being sold for Tk. 20–25 and Tk. 25 apiece, respectively.

The price of green chillies remained high at Tk. 50–60 a kg.

All newly harvested potatoes were being sold for Tk. 20–22 yesterday. Spinach was selling for Tk. 8–10 per bundle. Red and green leafy vegetables were sold at the same price.

Jalal Uddin, a trader in the Kawran Bazaar kitchen market, said even though vegetable prices were higher than before, the price had not changed from last week thanks to adequate supplies. “However, prices of early summer vegetables were high,” he added.

Local ginger was being sold for Tk. 130–135 a kg, while the imported Chinese variety was selling for Tk. 75–90. In some of the kitchen markets, tomatoes were priced at Tk. 30–35 a kg. Green tomatoes were selling for Tk. 20–30.

Beans were sold for Tk. 35–40 as against last week’s Tk. 30–35.

The price of fish remained high over the whole week. Hilsa was sold for Tk. 650–800 a kg and rohu for Tk. 230–350. Besides, prices of beef and mutton also remained unchanged. Beef was selling for Tk. 480–500 per kg and mutton for Tk. 700–750.

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