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The prices of vegetables and fishes went up in the capital’s different kitchen markets on Friday compared to the previous weeks though the prices of the essential products remained steady.
Prices of most of the vegetables are high now due to supply crunch as a huge quantity of vegetables are now being exported abroad after the relaxation of lockdowns. Apart from that, inter-districts movement of vegetables also created a sort of vegetable crisis in the kitchen markets, which also pushed the price of vegetables up, said Mohammed Jewel, a vegetable trader from Anandabazar.
“I have bought per palla Aubergine at Tk 700 up by 150 in a week while per palla bean is at Tk 300 up by 100 from the wholesale market. So, we are selling all these vegetables at a little bit higher prices,” said Jewel
While visiting Taltola, Anandabazar, Hatirpool Bazaar and Sukrabad kitchen markets, it was seen that the bean was being sold at a higher price at Tk 140-Tk 150 a kilogram, up by Tk 10, Tomato at Tk 100-Tk 110 a kg, up by Tk 10, Carrots at Tk 80 to Tk 100 a kg up by Tk 10, Snake gourds at Tk 45-50 a kg, up by Tk 8, brinjal at Tk 50-Tk 60 a kg, up by Tk 10, long bean at Tk 50-Tk 60 a kg, up by Tk 8, lemon (4pce) at Tk 12-Tk 15, up by 5, cucumber at Tk 40-Tk 50 a kg, up by 10, bottle gourds at Tk 40-50 based on size, up by Tk 5, ladies finger at Tk 50-55 a kg, up by Tk 5, and bitter gourds Tk 45-Tk 50 a kg, up by Tk 5.
However, the price are steady of medium-sized pointed gourd at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg, green papaya at Tk 25-30 a kg, while Potato was being sold at Tk 20-Tk 25, green banana (four pieces) at Tk 25-Tk 30 and green chili at Tk 90-Tk 110.
Alauddin, a customer at Taltola, said the prices of vegetables were much higher than the usual prices and he was just wondering about the price hike.
On the other hand, various fish vendors in the capital say that maximum fish is being sold at a slightly higher price from the previous week due to inadequate supply.
At Taltola, Sukrabad and Hatirpool markets, different varieties of fish were being sold with a little bit higher price such as shrimp was selling at Tk 400 to Tk 700 a kg, up by Tk 80 than the price of previous week. Rui fish was being sold at Tk 300-Tk 400, up by Tk 50, Katla at Tk 300-Tk 350, up by Tk 50, Catfish at Tk 350, up by Tk 100, Poly at Tk 380, up by Tk 30, Tilapia at Tk 130-Tk 150, up by Tk 30. Boal fish was being sold at Tk 500 to Tk 600, up by Tk 50, Loitta fish Tk 180-Tk 200, up by Tk 50 while Hilsa fish was being sold at Tk 800-Tk 1150, up by Tk 100 Pabda at Tk 450 –Tk 500, up by Tk 50 and Tangra fish at Tk 500-Tk 600 up by Tk 30.
On the other hand, Broiler chicken was being sold as per previous week at Tk 135-Tk 140 a kg, and Sonali chicken was selling as per previous week at Tk 230 to Tk 240. Besides, beef was selling at Tk 580-Tk 600 while mutton at Tk 780-Tk 820 a kg.
The rice was being sold as per previous price in the market. Katari rice was being sold at Tk 55-Tk 60, Sorna rice at Tk 45-Tk 47, Paijam rice was being sold between at Tk 46-Tk 48, basmati at Tk 65-Tk 70 BRRI-28 and 29 at Tk 50-Tk 55, bashful rice at Tk 60-Tk 65, Jeera rice at Tk 80-Tk 90 and Haski rice at Tk 48- Tk 50.
Besides, sugar was selling at Tk 75-Tk 80, lentils of different varieties between Tk 80 and Tk 100 to Tk 110, onion price at Tk 45-Tk 50, local garlic at Tk 60-Tk 80 a kg, local Ginger at Tk 100-Tk 120 and unpacked flour at Tk 32 a kg while a two-kg packed flour at Tk 70 to Tk 75.