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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