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9 February, 2019 01:01:21 AM

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Vegetables, chicken prices remain high in capital

Staff Reporter, Dhaka
Vegetables, chicken prices remain high in capital

Prices of different varieties of vegetables remained mostly high over the past week in the kitchen markets, though winter items are flooding the markets.

Besides, the price of different varieties of chicken including layer chicken, broiler chicken and Pakistani chicken showed an increasing trend. Egg prices—both duck eggs and local chicken eggs—also remained high over the week.

In contrast, the price of newly harvested onions went down significantly from what it was over the last couple of weeks.

On visiting several city retail kitchen markets, including Karwan Bazar, this correspondent yesterday found that prices of winter vegetables remained unchanged over the week.

Layer chicken (small size) was being sold for Tk 195–205 per piece, broiler chicken for Tk 140–145 per kg, Pakistani chicken for Tk 260–350 per piece.

Besides, local chicken remained high. The item was being sold for Tk 300–350 per kg.

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

The price of newly harvested local onions dropped due to an adequate supply. The item was retailing for Tk 18–20 a kg yesterday. The imported Indian variety of onion was being sold for Tk 15–18 a kg. Garlic was selling for Tk 80–90.

It was unusual to have imported onion in the market 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 varieties of rice 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 sponge gourds sold for Tk 60 and snake gourds for Tk 70–80. 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 selling for Tk 20–22 yesterday.

Spinach was selling for Tk 8–10 per bundle. Red and green leafy vegetables were being sold for the same price.

Billal Hossain, 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’s, thanks to adequate supplies. “However, prices of winter vegetable could increase further,” he added.

Local ginger was selling for Tk 130–135 a kg, while the imported Chinese variety was being sold 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 selling for Tk 35–40 as against last week’s Tk 30–35.

Fish prices remained high throughout the week. Hilsa was being sold for Tk 650–800 a kg and Rohu fish for Tk 230–320.

Besides, prices of beef and mutton also remained unchanged. Beef was selling for Tk 480–500 per kg and mutton for Tk 700–750.

EA

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