Though winter vegetables are already available in kitchen markets in the city, the produces were selling at high prices in the city kitchen markets in Jurain, Gandaria, and Hatirpool on Friday.
In those markets, on an average, beans were selling at Tk160 per kg, while cauliflower and cabbage were selling at Tk40 a piece, although they were considerably small in size.
Because of the high price only some rich people were found buying these winter vegetables, while others avoided buying.
Apart from the bean, cauliflower, and cabbage; tomatoes and carrots were selling at Tk120 and Tk80 per kg, respectively.
When asked about the reasons for high prices, the traders said that the vegetables could not be produced enough, as the produces are being produced in advance of the winter season; Consequently, the supply failed to meet the demand for the winter vegetables.
Prices of other vegetables, onion, and chicken were also found a little high on Friday.
In the retail markets, potatoes were selling between Tk20 and 25 per kg, while green papaya, okra, pointed gourds, eggplants were selling between Tk45 and 60 per kg.
Of the other vegetables, the price of green chili was found to be between Tk60 and 80 per kg; retailers were selling locally grown onion at Tk60 and imported ones at Tk50.
Last week, the locally produced onion was selling at Tk50-55 per kg.
Wholesale traders in Karwan Bazar said that the onion price would increase on a shortage of stock.
Locally grown garlic in the retail markets were selling at Tk160, while imported ones were selling at Tk150 per kg.
Besides, the price of chicken was found increased by Tk5 to Tk10 per kg as compared to that of the last week. Broiler chicken was found selling at Tk135 per kg, which was between Tk125 and 130 in last week.