For the second consecutive weeks, prices of almost all vegetables have come down due to the increase in supply of winter vegetables.
The prices of cauliflower, cabbage, bean and radish have come down further while bean prices have fallen by one-third in two weeks. However, onion and potato prices are still high.
On Friday, visiting different kitchen markets in the capital, it was found that bean is selling at Tk 40 to Tk 50 per kilogram (kg), down from Tk 60 last week.
Besides beans, prices of cauliflower and cabbage have also come down. Medium size cauliflower is being sold at Tk25 to Tk 40, which was Tk 30 to Tk 50 last week. And medium size cabbage is available at Tk 30 to Tk 40 per piece. Two weeks ago, the price of small cabbage was over Tk 40.
With the fall in prices of winter vegetables, the prices of some other vegetables have also come down. Tomatoes, which were sold at Tk 120 to Tk 140 per kg last week, have come down to Tk 100.
Turnip is selling at Tk 50 to Tk 60 per kg. And the price of gourd sold at Tk 60 to Tk 70 last week has come down to Tk 40 to Tk 50.
However, the prices of carrots and string bean are still high. Depending on the market and quality, carrots are being sold at Tk 80 to Tk 100 per kg as before. String bean is being sold at Tk 60 to Tk 70 per kg like last week. Brinjal is being sold for Taka 40 to 60 and bitter gourd is being sold for Tk 60 to Tk 70.
Prices of the vegetables which remained unchanged during this week includes okra, ribbed gourd and parwal. However, the prices of these vegetables have come down a bit in the last week.
Meanwhile, the government has fixed the potato price twice, but still potatoes are being sold at Tk 40 to Tk 50. Buyers have to pay extra for potatoes as well as for onions. However, the price of local onion has come down a bit during the week.
Local onions, which were sold at Tk 70 to 90 per kg last week, are now available at Tk 65 to Tk 75 per kg. Imported onions are selling at Tk 40 to Tk 50 per kg like last week. Green chilli is selling at Tk 80 to Tk 120 per kg.
Regarding the prices of vegetables, a trader in Karwan Bazar Ibrahim, said, the supply of cauliflower, cabbage, beans and radishes has increased in the market. With this, turnip, tomatoes and other vegetables have started arriving slowly, helping to reduce prices. The price of vegetables will go down further.
On the other hand, prices of rice, pulses, edible oil and meat remained unchanged but prices of fish and chicken declined.
Boiler chicken is being sold at Tk 135 to Tk 145 per kg, Layer chicken at Tk 230 to Tk 240 and Sonali chicken at Tk 240 to Tk 250 per kg. Beef is selling at Tk 600 and mutton at Tk 800 per kg.