Prices of potato, egg go up

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:18, Jul 21,2017 | Updated: 22:49, Jul 21,2017

 
 

The prices of potato and egg went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.Traders said that price of potato increased as supply of the item was slow in the market due to off season.They also said that the price of eggs went up a little bit over the week due to rising demand.The price of potato increased by Tk 2 and the item was selling at Tk 20-28 a kg over the week.      The prices of vegetables, however, decreased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 50 a piece, okra at Tk 40 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, green chilli was selling at Tk 100-120 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-60 a kg and tomato at Tk 80-160 a kg on Friday.The price of eggs increased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 30-34 a hali on Friday.The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.Rohita was selling at Tk 230-350 a kg, Katla at Tk 220-350 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-260 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 a kg, depending on the size and quality.The price of beef remained high over the week. Beef was selling at Tk 500-Tk 520 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 750-Tk 800 a kg in the city markets.The price of broiler chicken was Tk 150-160 a kg in the city over the week.The price of locally-bred hens remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 400-450 a kg on the day.The prices of onion remained unchanged and the local variety of the item was retailing at Tk 25-30 a kg while the imported item was selling at Tk 23-25 a kg on the day.Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 130-140 a kg while the local variety of garlic was selling at Tk 110 a kg and the item imported from India was selling at Tk 120 a kg over the week.Price of sugar decreased a bit in the city markets and the item was selling at Tk 68-65 a kg in most of the city markets.A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107 while a five-litre container at Tk 505-525 in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg while palm oil was selling at Tk 85 a kg.Fine quality packet salt was selling at Tk 40 a kg while the refined one was retailing at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.
The price of ginger remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 90-120 a kg.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg. The fine variety of imported red lentil was also selling at Tk 130-140 a kg.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 80-100 a kg over the week.
Prices of rice remained high in the city markets.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 46-48 a kilogram while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 50-52 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 55 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 58 a kg on the day.

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