Bangladesh: Green chili prices rise again amid import

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Published Jul 5, 2023

Tridge summary

Despite an increase in the import of green chillies, the price of the spice continued to rise in Dhaka. On Monday, the retail price rose by Tk 20-100 per kg in a single day, reaching Tk 300-400. Onion prices also increased during this period, further impacting consumers.
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The price of green chilli increased again on Tuesday after a notable downtrend just a day before despite a rise in import as well as in market observation. The hot spice retailed at Tk 300-400 on Monday, marking a Tk 20-100 hike per kg in a single day. Onion price also showed a hike of Tk 10 a kg during the period, thus battering the commoners further. Green chilli of both imported and local varieties retailed at Tk 320-400 a kg at kitchen markets and elsewhere in Dhaka city. Some consumers claimed over phone that retailers in residential areas were charging them even Tk 500-600 a kg for chilli amid a distinct lack of strong vigilance. However, prices at Karwanbazar, Shyambazar and other wholesale outlets along Beribandh Road also increased by Tk 50-60 a kg as sold at Tk 200-300 on Tuesday. Market volatility continues despite the fact that a good chunk of chilli has been imported in the past two days. Muhammad Liakat Hossain Khan, deputy director of plant quarantine wing (import) ...
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