Due to market monitoring, the prices of daily commodities are somewhat under control, otherwise the prices would have gone up even more, said Tapan Kanti Ghosh, senior secretary of the Ministry of Commerce. He said that the price will be reduced when the new products come to the market by December. Must be under pressure before this.
He said these things in response to the questions of journalists in his office at the secretariat on Tuesday. Commerce Secretary said, we are trying to reduce the price of goods. He said that the prices of eggs and potatoes are decreasing due to imports.
The commerce secretary said, it is true that in the calculation of price inflation, the weightage of the products which are daily essential is more. Since the weightage here is high, the prices of some products have increased in October. Especially the prices of onions, potatoes and eggs. He said, due to the ban on exports, onions are not coming from India that way. However, the export price set by India is above Tk 130 per kg. The import of potato was closed, now we have made it open. He said, we are monitoring the market regularly. This is why the market is under control; But still we have to rely on the sellers, the big businessmen. Because you can’t guard by going to shop but constantly.
Commerce Secretary said, now at the end of the year, there is no stock in the market at this time. This time the middleman owns the product rather than the farmer. Due to this, the price increases during this time. Tapan Kanti Ghosh said, I hope that the market situation will be normal by the end of December when the new products come to the market. That’s why we may have to be under a little pressure for the next month.