Prices of onion and vegetables further shot up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the price of onion went up as floods in several Indian states damaged onion production while the Indian traders increased the export price of the item.
They said that the prices of vegetables increased due to a supply shortage as flash floods damaged farmland in different districts of the country.
Consumers were not satisfied with the excuse of traders for increasing the price of onion in last 15 days in the city markets.
The price of onion increased by Tk 5-10 a kg and the local variety of the item was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg while the imported item was selling at Tk 50-60 a kg on Friday.
Maksudul Hassan, a private service holder, said that there was no reason to increase the price of onion by two-times in last two weeks.
‘it is nothing but a plot of a section of traders to earn money ahead of Eid-ul-Azha in the name of crisis in India,’ he said.
The prices of vegetables increased by Tk 10-20 a kg over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60-70 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 60 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 40 a kg, green chilli was selling at Tk 160 a kg, cucumber at Tk 60-70 a kg and tomato at Tk 160 a kg on Friday.
Potato was selling at Tk 20-28 a kg over the week.
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 eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The price of beef and mutton 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 remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 150-155 a kg in the city over the week.
The price of locally-bred hens remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 400 a kg on the day.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 110-140 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 remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 62-68 a kg in most of the city markets.
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.
The price of ginger remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 90-120 a kg.
Prices of rice still remained high in 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 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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