The prices of green chilli surged over the week at the kitchen markets in capital Dhaka, making life difficult for the fixed-income group of people already hit hard by the recent hike in the prices of other essential commodities including rice.
The prices of green chilli increased by Tk 120-150 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling at Tk 200-220 a kg on Friday.
Traders said that the prices of green chilli surged due to a supply shortage as farmsteads across the country were damaged due to the recent floods.
Almost all the vegetables were selling at Tk 60-80 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 70-80 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 60 a piece, okra at Tk 70-80 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-60 a kg and tomato at Tk 120-140 a kg.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s markets. In September, the prices of the staple decreased by Tk 2-4 a kg after surging by Tk 8-10 a kg. The coarse varieties of rice were selling at Tk 45-52 a kg on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 55-62 a kg while fine varieties of Miniket rice were selling at Tk 65-68 a kg on the day.
Beef was selling at Tk 500-520 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
Broiler chicken was selling at Tk 130-135 a kg while locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg 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 size and quality.
The prices of onion remained unchanged over the week in the city’s kitchen markets and its local variety was retailing at Tk 45-50 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 35-40 a kg.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged and the local variety was selling at Tk 90-100 a kg, while garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 100-110 a kg on Friday.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 100-110 a kg on the day.
Potato was selling at Tk 20-25 a kg over the week.
The price of egg remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 28-32 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
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.
The prices of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 80-90 a kg over the week.
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 sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 55-60 a kg in most of the city markets.
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