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What can you buy for the price of 1kg onion?

  • Published at 09:19 pm November 14th, 2019

Retail price of the commodity escalated to an astonishing Tk220 per kilogram, setting a new record in the country


India’s ban on exporting onions since September has sent the prices of the daily essential in Bangladesh into an upward spiraling frenzy.

This week, retail price of the commodity escalated to an astonishing Tk220 per kilogram, setting a new record in the country. Onions were being sold at just Tk45 per kilogram before the export ban was enforced.

Being almost mandatory commodity for daily cooking, rising prices of onions have hit consumers hard, especially low-income earners.

Dhaka Tribune collected average retail market prices from websites of different super shops in the capital to determine what else you could get for the price of one kilogram of the culinary necessity.