Bangladesh: Ginger and green chili prices see another hike

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Published May 17, 2023

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Fish prices also witnessed further rise, adding to the more pressure on prices of daily commodities

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Ginger prices reached Tk380 a kg and green chillies Tk220 per kilogram on Monday, showing a further Tk20-40 hike in the last few days. . Chinese ginger was selling for Tk380 a kg. Indian and Burmese varieties were sold at Tk280-340 a kg, according to market sources. The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) recorded an 8% hike in ginger price in a week and a 45% hike in a month. The current price of ginger is 180% higher than that of a year ago, it noted. Local ginger production was below 80,000 tonnes against a yearly demand for 500,000 tonnes. Green chilli was sold between Tk180-220 a kg in different areas of Dhaka on the day, marking Tk20-30 a kg hike in a week. The price of chilli was Tk80-100 a kg even during Eid-ul-Fitr last month. Meanwhile, fish prices increased further, as prices of riverine and cultured fishes, including ...
Source: DhakaTribune
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