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All essentials sell cheaper except ginger, potato

28 June 2014

BSS, Dhaka :
Most of the prices of essential commodities including edible oil and vegetables are on the downward trend in the city kitchen, giving a sign of stable market before the start of holy month of Ramadan.
Prices of edible oil declined remarkably today (Friday) compared to the previous week.
Marking the month of fasting, the government has taken multiple steps in advance to rein in the prices of essentials in the country.
Imposition of ban on export of five essential commodities- green chilli, eggplant, cucumber, coriander leaves and lemon, sale of essentials through Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) and holding series of meetings with importers and wholesalers are among them.
This correspondent visited a number of kitchen markets in the city and found that each litre bottle of soybean oil (loose) was selling in between Taka 93 and Taka 98 while the price of the essential item was sold from Taka 79 to Taka 101 last week.
Talking to BSS, a trader of the Malibagh katcha bazar said that the market saw adequate supply of the item that basically kept prices on the plummeting trend.
Rice price (high quality, medium and ordinary quality) remained stable in the city markets, according to the market survey conducted by the TCB.
It was found that high quality najirshail variety of rice was selling from Taka 47-56 per kg, najirshail (ordinary quality) from Taka 40-46 per kg and coarse rice from Taka 34-36 per kg.
Imported garlic was selling from Taka 75-80 per kg while the price of local variety ranged from Taka 50 to Taka 80 per kg in the markets today.
Besides, imported ginger was sold as high as Taka 140-240 per kg but the local variety was hardly available in the market.
Prices of onion remained upward as imported variety of onion was selling from Taka 30-45 per kg while the prices was Tk 28-30 a week ago and the imported variety was selling from Tk 30-40 per kg in the city's kitchen markets.
Local lentil was selling from Taka 75-115 per kg, depending on quality, Abul Kashem, a trader in Shahjahanpur kitchen market, told the news agency.
Price of a hali (four) of egg was sold from Taka 28-30 and the price was also the same a week ago.

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