In Dinajpur’s Phulbari, imported Indian onions are being sold at Tk 17 to Tk 20 per kg in the last one week.
This information was confirmed by visiting the wholesale and retail markets of Phulbari Municipality on Saturday (September 3) morning. Imports of onions from India remained normal and the prices of imported Indian and domestic onions have come down due to reduced sales in the wholesale and retail markets, local traders said.
In the space of a week, the price of onion has decreased by 7 to 8 rupees per kg. Depending on the type, Indian onions are being sold at Tk 17 to Tk 20 per kg in the wholesale market. The reduction in onion prices has brought relief to all types of buyers.
Ayub Ali, who came to market at the retail onion market of the municipality on Saturday morning, said that a few days ago, the price of onion was Tk. 25 to Tk. 27 depending on the type. Now that onion is being sold at 17 to 20 taka per kg.
Subrata Sarkar, a retail trader in Phulbari market, said that onions bought from the wholesale market are being sold at a profit of Tk 1-2 per kg.
Abed Ali, a wholesale onion trader in Phulbari Bazar, said that apart from the increase in demand for onion, the price of onion has decreased due to the decrease in sales. Different types are being sold in the wholesale market at Tk 17 to Tk 20 per kg.
Haroon ur Rashid, President of Import-Export Group of Hili Land Port and Chairman of Upazila Parishad, said that the import of onion from India is normal to keep the price of onion normal in the country. At present, the price of onion has come down due to increase in import compared to demand.
Upazila executive officer and president of the upazila market monitoring committee. Riaz Uddin said, the price of onion is coming down, this is a good news. By doing this, the buyers can buy onions according to their needs. However, the upazila administration is keeping a watchful eye so that no one can steal the profit by unreasonably increasing any everyday product.