India reduces tariff on onion export to Bangladesh

India has reduced tariff on export of onion to Bangladesh. The revised rate has been fixed at 800 $ per tonne with effect from Friday.  The Indian export authority has instructed the all related departments and offices in this connection. The previous rate of tariff was 1050 dollar.

Onion importer Milton Saha from Khulna, who is owner of Sujan Enterprise, said, that the arrival of new consignments of onion in Bangladesh would take at least seven days, and the price would surely come down to Tk 50 per kg in the wholesale market. At presents, it sells at Tk 65.

onion The new harvest of onion was selling at Tk 100 per kilo while the Indian onion at Tk 90 only. The supply is also insufficient due to blockade.

Vegetables’ price has come down by Tk 10 to 15 per kg in the city’s kitchen markets because of sufficient arrival.

Ginger (local) was selling at Tk 180, China ginger at Tk 200, garlic (China) at Tk 90, local garlic at Tk85 and garlic (one cell) at Tk 130.

On Friday, the newly harvested potato was selling at Tk25 to 30 per kg, green chilli at Tk50 to 60, bean at Tk 30 to 40, brinjal at Tk 25 to 35, okra Tk40, snake gourd at Tk 45, bitter gourd at Tk 40, green bean at Tk 50, cucumber at Tk 30, tomato Tk80, green tomato at Tk25 to 30, carrot at Tk35to 40, radish at Tk 20, cauliflower at Tk30 per piece, cabbage at Tk 20 per piece, parbal at Tk 30, teasel gourd at Tk 60, zucchini at Tk 40 and coriander leaves at Tk 150 per kg. A medium size of ash gourd and pumpkin was selling at Tk reduced price of Tk 30, down from Tk60 per piece respectively.

One bundle of basil weighing 250 grams was selling for Tk 20 only; four bundles of spinach and celery weighing 250 grams were on sale for Tk 20 each. Mustered and radish leaves were felling about Tk 18 per bundle.

The price of Broiler chicken has increased by Tk25 per kg and it was selling at Tk 140 to 150 kg, but local fowl is selling at Tk 600 per kilo. Beef was selling at Tk 290 to Tk 300 per kg and red meat at Tk 400-450. Per hali egg (4 pieces) was selling at Tk28.

Of the rice, Minicate was selling at Tk 50 to 54 per kg, nazirshail varieties at Tk 58 to 62, lata variety at Tk 40-44 and coarse variety at Tk 40-42. A packet of coarse flour (containing two kgs) was sold at Tk 85-90 on Friday increase Tk 10 per kg.

Price of different verities of red lentil rose by Tk10 per kg and it was selling between Tk 80 and Tk 135. The price of bottled soybean oil (five litres) remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 570-Tk 585 in the city’s kitchen markets. The unpacked soybean oil was retailing at Tk 114-118 per kg.

As for fish, barbal and scorpion were sold at Tk 700 to Tk 800 per kilo each, ruhit at Tk 250 to 400, carp at Tk 300 to Tk 450, shrimp and lobster at Tk 400 to Tk 600, pangas at Tk 150-170, tilapia at Tk 150 to Tk 180, mola for Tk 220, climbing fish at Tk 250 to 600, lata at Tk 200 to Tk 240, tatkini at Tk 200 to Tk 220, sheat fish at Tk 300 to Tk 500, small fry fish for Tk 250 and butter fish at Tk 660 to Tk 700.