Dates demand on the rise

  • The demand for dates shoots up during Ramadan as people end their day-long fast in Iftar eating the mineral-rich fruit. As the holy month for Muslims approaches, the sales of dates have risen at the Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The demand for dates shoots up during Ramadan as people end their day-long fast in Iftar eating the mineral-rich fruit. As the holy month for Muslims approaches, the sales of dates have risen at the Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The demand for dates shoots up during Ramadan as people end their day-long fast in Iftar eating the mineral-rich fruit. As the holy month for Muslims approaches, the sales of dates have risen at the Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The demand for dates shoots up during Ramadan as people end their day-long fast in Iftar eating the mineral-rich fruit. As the holy month for Muslims approaches, the sales of dates have risen at the Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The demand for dates shoots up during Ramadan as people end their day-long fast in Iftar eating the mineral-rich fruit. As the holy month for Muslims approaches, the sales of dates have risen at the Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The demand for dates shoots up during Ramadan as people end their day-long fast in Iftar eating the mineral-rich fruit. As the holy month for Muslims approaches, the sales of dates have risen at the Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Each 5kg box of Maryam Kalmi dates costs around Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 depending on the quality at Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Each 5kg box of Maryam Kalmi dates costs around Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 depending on the quality at Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Each 5kg box of Maryam Kalmi dates costs around Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 depending on the quality at Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Each 5kg box of Maryam Kalmi dates costs around Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 depending on the quality at Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Each 5kg box of Ajwa dates costs from Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Each 5kg box of Ajwa dates costs from Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Each 5kg box of Ajwa dates costs from Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Each 5kg box of Ajwa dates costs from Tk 1,200 to Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A box of 5kg Mabrum dates costs from Tk 1,500 to Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A box of 5kg Mabrum dates costs from Tk 1,500 to Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A box of 5kg Maryam dates costs from Tk 1,700 to Tk 2,200 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A box of 5kg Maryam dates costs from Tk 1,700 to Tk 2,200 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A box of 5kg Maryam dates costs from Tk 1,700 to Tk 2,200 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A box of 5kg Maryam dates costs from Tk 1,700 to Tk 2,200 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Each 5kg box of Ambar dates is being sold between Tk 1,450 and Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Each 5kg box of Ambar dates is being sold between Tk 1,450 and Tk 2,000 at Badamtoli wholesale market. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • These Tunisian dates arrived with tree branches. A 5kg box is being sold at Tk 1,350-Tk 1,500. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    These Tunisian dates arrived with tree branches. A 5kg box is being sold at Tk 1,350-Tk 1,500. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • These Tunisian dates arrived with tree branches. A 5kg box is being sold at Tk 1,350-Tk 1,500. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    These Tunisian dates arrived with tree branches. A 5kg box is being sold at Tk 1,350-Tk 1,500. Traders price dates depending on their quality. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Different breeds of dates, including Ajwa, Maryam and Ambar, are on sale at a store in Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Different breeds of dates, including Ajwa, Maryam and Ambar, are on sale at a store in Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Different breeds of dates on sale at a store in Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Different breeds of dates on sale at a store in Badamtoli wholesale market. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi