Rice prices drop in Dhaka as government wrestles for control of grain markets - News Summed Up

Rice prices drop in Dhaka as government wrestles for control of grain markets


bdnews24.com on Friday found rice prices fell by up to Tk 4 per kg in different markets in the capital in a week. Fine varieties of rice are being sold between Tk 48 and Tk 56 a kg, which were between Tk 52 and Tk 64 a week ago. Coarse varieties are priced between Tk 35 and Tk 56, which were between Tk 33 and Tk 52 last week. Speaking to bdnews24.com, Mohiuddin Harun, a wholesaler at Mirpur, cited bumper harvest followed by a drop in paddy prices this season as the reason behind the fall in rice prices. He is selling a sack of 50 kg Miniket rice from Kushtia at Tk 2,100 and BR Atash at Tk 1,650.


Source: bd News24 May 24, 2019 16:22 UTC



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