Bangladesh, Dec. 8 -- The local stocked onion variety witnessed a hike in price again on Saturday as it retailed at Tk 240-250 a kg, further hitting the already battered consumers.

Even buyers had no respite despite availability of the newly harvested seed onion (known as murikata) as it was traded at Tk 180-190 a kg in city markets.

Imported varieties of the kitchen commodity were almost static at Tk 160-210 based on quality.

Traders hinted no chance of a fall in the prices of the spice before the availability of seasonal onion (known as haali) during the January-February period.

The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has recorded a 15-per cent hike again in onion prices on average in the last three days.

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