The price of vegetables has started to fall in various kitchen markets in Chattogram as different items saw a price decrease up to Tk10-20 than the previous week.
Md Helal Uddin, a salesman at Kazir Deuri kitchen market, said he was selling eggplants at Tk60-70, hyacinth beans Tk60, turnips Tk40, new potatoes Tk50, tomatoes Tk60, cauliflower Tk40, radish Tk35, yardlong beans Tk80, Cucumbers Tk70, raw pumpkins Tk45, cabbage Tk35, papaya Tk40, and capsicum Tk160 per kilogram.
Md Sharif, a vegetable seller near Lalkhan Bazar in the port city, said he was selling carrots for Tk40, chili peppers Tk60, and lemons Tk60 per dozen.
However, the price of onions has been the same as last week.
Nasir Uddin, owner of a grocery shop, said onions from China and Turkey were selling at Tk50-60, while onions from Myanmar were sold for Tk120.
"With the arrival of local onions from North Bengal in the market, along with Chinese, Turkish, and Myanmar onions, we were able to meet the demands. The prices are expected to fall further in the Chattogram market," said Mohammad Idris, General Secretary of Khatunganj Hamid Ullah Market's Traders' Welfare Association.
The price of cardamom has been increasing Tk20 to Tk50 every day in different markets in Chattogram.
In the last two months, the retail price of cardamom has gone up to Tk1300 per Kg. It is now being sold at Tk4000 per Kg.
The price of Soybean oil is also on the rise as it has increased Tk4 per litre.
Saiful Islam, a regular customer at Chawkbazar, said though the vegetable prices have fallen, it is not yet come down to the desired levels of the buyers.
With rainfall occurring on Thursday, vegetable sellers are optimistic that there will be a better harvest, and prices will fall more.