The prices of vegetables and broiler chickens increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of vegetables rose due to a supply shortage of the items before the harvesting of winter vegetables.
The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 10 a kilogram in the city market over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 50-70 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60-70 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 40-60 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, radish at Tk 50 a kg and bean at Tk 160 a kg.
Green chilli price decreased in the market and the item was selling at Tk 120 a kg over the week, down from Tk 220 a kg in the previous week.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 145-150 a kg, while the locally-bred hens
were selling at Tk 320 a kg on Friday.
The prices of onion and garlic remained high over the week. The local variety of onion was selling at Tk 35-40 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 25-30 a kg.
Local garlic was selling at Tk 160-180 a kg while the imported one was retailing at Tk 190 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
Potato was selling at Tk 25 a kg on Friday.
Edible oil was retailing at higher prices as refiners increased the prices of the item up to Tk 7 a litre in the previous week.
The price of unpacked soya bean oil increased by Tk 2 a kg, with the fine quality of the item selling at Tk 90 a kg while palm oil retailing at Tk 68-72 a kg on Friday.
One-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98-102 while that of a five-litre container at Tk 480-505 in the city’s retail markets on Friday.
The price of sugar remained high over the week.
Unpacked refined sugar was selling at Tk 70 a kg while packed one was retailing at Tk 75 a kg.
The sugar produced by the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation was retailing at Tk 70 a kg over the week.
The price of salt remained high and the fine-quality packet salt was selling at Tk 38-42 a kg while the refined one was retailing at Tk 35 a kg on Friday.
Fish prices remained unchanged. Rohita was selling at Tk 200-320 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-280 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-180 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Beef was selling at Tk 420-440 a kg while mutton at Tk 600-650 a kg over the week.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The prices of rice remained high and the coarse variety of the item was selling at Tk 38-40 a kg over the week.
BR-28 rice was selling at Tk 45-46 a kg, coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 50 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 52 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 55-58 a kg over the week.
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