Prices of onion, ginger, broiler increase in capital

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:14, Oct 13,2017 | Updated: 22:16, Oct 13,2017

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor dealing with a customer at a kitchen market at Mirpur in Dhaka. The prices of broiler, onion and ginger went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of broiler, onion and ginger went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of onion increased due mainly to a price hike of the item in India from where Bangladesh imports the spice most.
The prices of onion increased by Tk 10 a kilogram over the week in the city’s kitchen markets and its local variety was retailing at Tk 55-60 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg on Friday.
Broiler chicken prices increased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg while locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
The prices of ginger increased by Tk 10-20 a kg over the week and its local variety was retailing at Tk 100 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 140 a kg.
Vegetables remained costly in the city’s kitchen markets.
A section of consumers have been forced to lower their consumption of vegetables as almost all the items are selling at Tk 60-80 a kg in the city.
‘We were used to buy vegetables in kgs but now we are forced to cut it to grams due to high prices,’ Farida Khanam, a garment worker at Mohammadpur in the city, told New Age on Friday.
‘I bought 500 grams of palwal instead of a kg and also 500 grams of aubergine as the items were being sold at Tk 70-80 a kg and Tk 80-90 a kg respectively at Mohammadpur Krishi Bazar in the city,’ she said.
Bitter gourds was selling at Tk 70-80 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 60 a piece, okra at Tk 70-80 a kg, papaya at Tk 25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-60 a kg and tomato at Tk 120-140 a kg.
The price of green chilli decreased after a sharp increase in the city markets and the item was selling at Tk 140-160 a kg on Friday.
The prices of garlic decreased by Tk 10 a kg the local variety was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg, while garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg on Friday.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 100 a kg on the day.
Potato was selling at Tk 20-25 a kg over the week.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s markets.
The coarse varieties of rice were selling at Tk 45-50 a kg on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 55-60 a kg while fine varieties of Miniket rice were selling at Tk 65-66 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.
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 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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