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When an onion is worth Tk100

  • Published at 10:09 pm November 28th, 2019
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Before India slapped ban on onion export on September 29, these China varieties were selling at Tk15-20 per kg

As the onion market remains unstable, the traders of different kitchen markets in Satkhira have been charging according to their wishes. 

Fazlur Rahman, a local potato warehouse owner, said he bought only one piece of onion, imported from China, for Tk100 from a vendor of Borobazar in Satkhira on Thursday.

"I bought a 460-gram onion from Jahangir Store for Tk100. The vendor was asking Tk220 per kg," he told Dhaka Tribune.

Before India slapped ban on onion export on September 29, these China varieties were selling at Tk15-20 per kg, he added.

Local variety of onion is being sold at Tk240-250 per kg while the Chinese, and Egyptian varieties for Tk200-220 per kg, and those from Myanmar at Tk220-230 per kg. 

Sultanpur resident Boby Sultana said: "Prices of daily commodities have increased recently. The prices of all the winter vegetables have also increased. Onion prices are out of general people's reach now. Many people like me no more buy onions."

Amir Ali, a trader of Borobazar, said he is forced to sell the onions at a high price as he had to buy from the wholesalers at a high price.