Bangladesh: "Farmers and traders expect good sales figures in February"

The price of flowers is slightly higher this year, and thanks to three important occasions that fall within a week, flower traders are expecting the monthly revenues in their sector to cross Tk 300 crore from selling different kinds of flowers in February, the peak season of flower trading.

Growers and traders said that they sold a remarkable volume of flowers on February 14 this year - marking the first day of the Bengali month of Phalgun and Valentine's Day. Now with Amar Ekushey, International Mother Language Day on Tuesday, February 21, is another potentially big day for flower sales. 

As always, this year also due to the good production of flowers, the concerned claim that enough flowers can be supplied as per the demand,' said Rahela Begum, owner of 'Samara Puspa Bitan' of Shahbagh.

In reply to a query on the price of flowers and expected sales across Bangladesh, Muhammad Genarul, proprietor of 'Shahbagh Flower Garden' a wholesale outlet, told UNB, 'This year the price of flowers is a little higher. Each piece is Tk 5 to 40, depending on the variety, higher than before. But this year it is understood that the market will go well. Retailers and buyers are already placing full orders in advance.'

President of Bangladesh Flower Society Babul Prasad told UNB that all the farmers and traders were expecting good sales figures in February.

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