Bangladesh: Vegetable prices keep going up

In Bangladesh, prices of vegetables shot up further last week. The department of agricultural marketing (DAM) recorded a 20-25 per cent hike in vegetable prices in a week. Prices of onion and edible oil remained unchanged at their previous highs.

Imported and local varieties of onion were selling at Tk 70 to Tk 100 per kg respectively on Friday.

Prices of brinjal, cucumber, bitter gourd, snake gourd, pointed gourd, ridge gourd, sponge gourd, okra, clocacia stems and long-yard bean rose by Tk 10-Tk 20 a kg as sold at Tk 60-100 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli prices further spiralled to Tk 240-250 a kg on Friday, a Tk 50-60 hike per kg in a week, according to kitchen market sources. Stored tomato prices were almost static at its previous high rate, selling at Tk 120-130 a kg.

Potato prices also remained same at its previous high of Tk 40-50 a kg based on the different varieties.

[ Tk 100 =€1.00 ]


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