The prices of vegetables remained unchanged at the kitchen markets in the capital on Friday. But the prices of some newly-arrived vegetables skyrocketed on Friday.
Meanwhile, the price of imported garlic in the capital marked a fresh rise soaring as high as Tk 150 a kg over the week ending Friday. The price of this spicy item was Tk 100 to Tk 110 a kg at the beginning of the year.
According to traders, the imported garlic became dearer as the scarcity of the item still continued in the markets.
Md Mansur, a retailer at Karwan Bazar in the capital told this correspondent "The fresh stock of garlic is not much in demand because it is loose and raw. But prices will fall once the procurement increases." Sources said in the city markets, ladies finger was selling at Tk 60 to Tk 80 per kg, bitter gourd was selling at Tk 50 to Tk 70 at the kitchen markets in the capital.
Meanwhile, tomato was selling at Tk 10 to Tk 15 a kg, cucumber at Tk 20 to Tk 30 a kg, bean at Tk 30 to Tk 40 a kg.
Potato was selling at Tk 15 a kg while gourd was selling at Tk 30 per piece on the day. Eggplant was selling at Tk 30 to Tk 35 a kg, cauliflower at Tk 20 a piece, cabbage at Tk 20 a piece, papaya at Tk15 to Tk 20 a kg and green chilli at Tk 60 to Tk 70 a kg over the week.
The fine variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 110 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 130 a kg. The price of egg remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 38 a hali (four pieces) over the week.
Fish prices also remained unchanged. Ruhi was selling at Tk 220 to Tk 400 a kg, katla at Tk 180 to Tk 350 a kg, pangas at Tk 120 to Tk 200 a kg and tilapia at Tk 120 to Tk 180 a kg, depending on their qualities.
Sugar was selling at Tk 48 a kg on Friday. The price of bottled soybean oil remained unchanged. A one-litre container of soybean oil was selling at Tk 90 while a five-litre container was selling at Tk 480 in the city's Rayer Bazar kitchen market on Friday.