In Bangladesh, vegetables and spices became even more expensive last week. Onion, ginger, and cumin seed prices continued to skyrocket. The price of onions witnessed a further increase of Tk 10 per kilogram, reaching Tk 75-85 per kilogram, while ginger saw a Tk 20 hike, reaching an all-time high of Tk 320-400 per kilogram.
The price of ginger has risen by 60 percent in just a month, and it is now more than 195 percent higher compared to last year, according to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).
The price of green chilies has increased to Tk 180-220, as cumin seeds reached an all-time high of Tk 840-900 per kilogram on Thursday.
Brinjal was being sold at Tk 70-90 per kilogram, pointed gourd at Tk 55-65, bitter gourd at Tk 80-90 per kilogram, and coriander leaf at Tk 450 per kilogram. According to kitchen market vendors, papaya was being sold at Tk 60 per kilogram.
[ Tk100 = €0.86 ]