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Onion price drops, veg’s stable

Published : 01 Jul 2022 10:32 PM

Within the span of a week, onion, carrot and papaya prices have dropped further but price of other vegetables including potato remains same as past week. Besides, prices of fish, chicken and meat remain stable. 

Onion is being sold at Tk 45 to Tk 55 which was Tk 55 to Tk 60 per kilogram (kg). However, price of this essential commodity was Tk 35 to Tk 40 two weeks before. Traders indicate that, onion price is likely to drop further after the Eid-ul- Adha. 

On the other hand, potato is being sold at Tk 30 per kg, carrot at Tk 120 to Tk 150 per kg, tomato at Tk 70 to Tk 80 per kg, yardlong bean at Tk 50 to Tk 60 per kg, eggplant at Tk 40 to Tk 50 per kg, bitter gourd at Tk 40 to Tk 50 per kg, spiny gourd at Tk 60 to Tk 80 per kg, papaya at Tk 25 to Tk 30 per kg, and pointed gourd, okra, snake gourd and luffa is being sold at Tk 40 to Tk 50. 

Rampura vegetables trader Ainal said, “Potato price is not going to decrease unless the new potato arrives in the market. Except two or three vegetables, prices of all  items remain the same.” 

Sonali chicken is being sold at Tk 250 to Tk 280 per kg, broiler chicken at Tk 145 to Tk 150 per kg. Beef price is being sold at Tk 650  to TK 700 per kg, mutton at Tk 750 to Tk 800 per kg.  

Traders are selling imported garlic at Tk 150 to Tk 160 per kg. And a kg of local garlic is being sold at Tk 80 to Tk 100. Onion price remains as last week, per kg at Tk 35 to Tk 40. 

Sugar is being sold at Tk 85 per kg in the market. Besides, packet sugar is being sold at Tk 90 per kg. In these markets, local lentils cost Tk 130 to Tk 140 per kg. Indian lentils are being sold at Tk 110. Packet flour is now being sold at Tk 48 to Tk 50 per kg. Loose flour is being sold at Tk 50.