Since beginning of the monsoon this year, the country’s consumer market has been experiencing unstable situation due to the undeterred rush of price hike of commodities, Agencies report.
In the kitchen markets, prices of vegetables including rice, pulse, spices has been showing an upward tendency.
Meanwhile, though a little decrease in prices for some goods was marked but the price index differs while comparing all of the markets. Consequently, the commoners are undergoing distress while managing the necessities.
On Friday (August 11), the Banglanews correspondents in different districts of the country have brought here the comparative price indexes of various consumer goods along with reasons of the price increase in a nutshell.
The on the spot visit in the markets starting from 7 o’clock in the morning shows that the uninterrupted rain caused havoc in the vegetable fields as major raw crops were rotten due to adverse weather. Besides, the non-availability of some goods was also among the primitive reasons while some dishonest traders hoarded a number of goods and getting opportunity to create an artificial crisis at the market.
According to reports from Bhavani Bazar of Bagmara under Rajshahi district that the market has become restless not only in the townships; moreover the rural markets have been realizing the same. It was found in the local market that the non-seasonal bean is selling at Tk120 per kilogram.
A repoter said after visiting a market at Shyambazar in Dhaka that the onion production has fallen in India due to flood. We generally import onion from India but this year the Indian flood has hit our wholesale market too. Earlier, it required Tk100 for 5 kilograms of onions. Now, it needs Tk250.
Another Banglanews correspondent reports after visiting the wholesale market in Shyambazar that though rice was imported in bulk recently but there is still rice shortage in the market. The only remarkable shift is that the price of Indian variety of rice ‘Shawrna’ has reduced by Tk1-2 for per kg.
A senior correspondent said from Gallamari market in Khulna that almost all of the vegetables are being sold at increased rate. Besides, due to large supply and less price of Hilsha fish, prices for other fishes have reduced.
However, in Mymensingh, prices of per kilo cultivated ‘Pabda’ has increased to Tk430 which could be availed at Tk350 earlier. In Rajshahi, Master Para kitchen market saw the reduction of imported Indian onion and turned the market restless as a consequent.
Besides, the green chili market is also rampant as rain has damaged the spice cultivation in major places of the country. The reports of kitchen markets across Sylhet, Chittagong, Savar, Jessore, Laxmipur, have brought the similar pictures of price hike of consumer goods and different foodstuffs.
Prices of egg, beef, mutton and chicken have also gone so high that the people with fixed income cannot reach it with comfort.