Although the supply of winter vegetables has increased in the market, the prices of some vegetables are still beyond the reach of the general public.
The prices of all kinds of vegetables had been on the rise in the market for the last few months. With the onset of winter, the supply of vegetables is increasing.
However, the price of some vegetables has started to come down.
The situation was observed after visiting a good number of kitchen markets in the capital on Friday.
Beans are being sold at Tk 30-40 per kg. One week ago, the price of beans was Tk 50-60 per kg. And at the beginning of this month, it was sold at Tk 150-160 per kg. Carrots are being sold at Tk 80.
Although the prices of beans and carrots have come down a bit, ripe tomatoes are being sold at the same high prices as before. Like last week, ripe tomatoes are being sold at Tk 140-160 per kg and raw tomatoes are being sold at Tk 40-50 per kg.
A large size cauliflower is being sold at Tk 40-50, cabbage at Tk 30-40 per piece and yardlong bean at Tk 50-70 per kg.
Per kg brinjal is being sold at Tk 60-80, bitter gourd at Tk 60-80, snake gourd at Tk 40-50, pointed gourd Tk 40, cucumber at Tk 80, green banana at Tk 30-35 and gourd at Tk 50-60 per piece.
Dried chilies are being sold at Tk 150 to Tk 250 per kg, garlic at Tk 80 to Tk 130, ginger at Tk 70-80 and turmeric at Tk 160 to Tk 220 per kg. Besides, Indian lentils are being sold at Tk 90 per kg and local lentils at Tk 110 per kg.
In retail level edible oil is being sold at Tk 155 per liter. Sugar is being sold at Tk 75-80 per.
Besides, packets of sugar are being sold at Tk 85 per kg.
The price of chicken has also remained unchanged during the week. Traders are selling broiler chicken at Tk 155-160 per kg. Pakistani cock or Sonali chicken is being sold at Tk 290 to 320 per kg and Red layer chicken at Tk 240 to 250 per kg.
Besides chicken, prices of eggs and onions have remained unchanged. Like last week, eggs are being sold at Tk 115 to Rs 120 per dozen. Onions are being sold at Tk 50-60 per kg.