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Surging Onion Prices in Bangladesh

Report from IFPRI and Bangladesh Policy Research and Strategy Support Program highlights causes and effects of rising onion prices in region
September 24, 2013
by Vaishali Dassani

The following is an excerpted version of a story originally published on the IFPRI South Asia website.

Onion prices have reached all-time high, not only in India but also in Bangladesh, and it’s mostly pinching the pockets of the country’s low-income population. According to The New Age, onion prices jumped by Tk 15-20, per kg domestically supplied onions were selling at Tk 80-90 per kg, while imported onions were selling at Tk 90-95 per kg on the retail market in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Continue reading story on IFPRI South Asia website.