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16 March, 2019 12:54:56 AM

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Prices of vegetables, chicken continue to rise

Staff Reporter, Dhaka
Prices of vegetables, chicken continue to rise

Prices of vegetables and chicken continued to soar in the capital city’s kitchen markets following last week’s rise, triggering further woes for

commoners.

A visit to several kitchen markets in the capital, including Karwan Bazar, yesterday revealed that prices of vegetable went up further as against last week’s. Most of the vegetables were being sold for over Tk.

100.

Prices of vegetables and chicken, in particular, witnessed an upward trend over the past two weeks. “It’s not surprising that prices of vegetables would go up without any proper reason. But today, it seems to have gone beyond my affordability,” Humayon Kabir, who works at a private firm, told The Independent at Karwan Bazar yestreday.

Buyers put the blame on the government’s lax monitoring system, which has failed to keep prices under control.

Besides, layer chicken (small size) was sold for Tk. 210-220 per piece, broiler chicken for Tk. 160–165 per kg and Pakistani chicken for Tk. 260–350 per piece. The price of local chicken also went up compared to the previous week with per kg price at Tk. 400–450.

A chicken trader said he did not have any idea about the real reason behind the rise in chicken prices. “Wholesalers perhaps would be able to tell the real reason,” he added.

Duck eggs were sold for Tk. 155–160 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 a dozen and Tk. 135–140 a dozen, respectively, earlier last month.

However, new summer vegetables like pointed gourd, okra, bitter gourd and colocasia stem were sold at Tk. 80-110 a kg yesterday.

Meanwhile, winter vegetables almost disappeared from the market, except tomato, whose price rose to Tk. 35-50 a kg from Tk. 25-40 a week ago.

Bitter gourds were sold for Tk. 80–100 a kg, sponge gourds for Tk. 80-100, pointed gourds and snake gourds for Tk. 90-110 a kg. Eggplants were being sold for Tk. 45–55 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk. 40–50 apiece, ladies finger for Tk. 50-60 a kg, papaya for Tk. 20–30 and cucumber for Tk. 30–40.

Most of the vegetables and leafy greens showed a further hike in prices during the period. Prices of day-to-day necessary item increased by Tk. 5.0-10 per kg/bunch a week.

Sweet pumpkins were priced at Tk. 35–50 per piece, while cauliflowera and cabbages were sold for Tk. 30–40 and Tk. 30–40 apiece, respectively.

Only the local varieties of onion are on the low price list. Local varieties of onion were sold at Tk. 25-30 per kg at retail markets yesterday, while the imported variety was sold for Tk. 20-25. Garlic was sold for Tk. 90–100 a kg. Local ginger was sold for Tk. 100–110 a kg, while the imported Chinese variety was sold for Tk. 75–90.

The prices of green chilies (Tk. 60-65 a kg) are also on the list of low price compared to last week. All newly harvested potatoes were sold at Tk. 20–25 yesterday. Fish prices soared throughout the week. Hilsa was sold for Tk. 900–1050 a kg, rohu for Tk. 350-600, tilapia for Tk. 150-180, pangas for Tk. 170-200, pabda for Tk. 600-700, wallago attu for Tk. 600-800  and catfish for Tk. 500-600 a kg.

Fish traders said the price of fish depended entirely on the supply. Owing to low production of fish over the past few months, the prices spiralled, they opined.

Wholesalers, however, expressed hope that the price of essential commodities would come down within a day or two.

The price of beef has also soared. The item was being sold for Tk. 500-520 a kg, up from Tk. 480–500 only a week back. The price of mutton, however, remained unchanged. It was being sold for Tk 700–750.

Prices of different varieties of rice remained unchanged over the week.

A trader at Kawran Bazaar kitchen market told The Independent that even though vegetable prices were higher than before, the price had not changed from last week thanks to adequate supplies. “However, prices of summer vegetables are high,” he added.

Meanwhile, vendors at Kawran Bazaar put the blame on the recent downpour for the shortage of vegetable supplies. The rain has damaged huge crops and inflicted heavy financial losses on vegetable growers, they said.

 

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