The prices of onion hit Tk 95 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to supply shortage of the item.
The price of garlic also increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the local variety was selling at Tk 80 a kg while garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 90-100 a kg on the day.
Traders said that India, the largest import source of onion for Bangladesh, has recently increased the export prices of the item and decreased its export volume as Indian government apprehended that production of onion is likely to be lower this season.
The prices of onion increased by Tk 10-15 a kilogram over the week.
Local variety of onion was retailing at Tk 85-95 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 75-85 a kg on Friday in the city’s kitchen markets.
Indian government on Thursday set a minimum export price of onion at $850 per tonne as the price of the item shot up to Rs 50-65 per kg in most cities of the country.
Traders said that import of onion recently decreased as the export price of onion set by India is three fold higher than the normal price.
They also said that the stock of local onion is going to exhaust due to off-season and consumers might have to wait up to January next year for buying onion in lower prices.
The prices of vegetables remained stable in the city markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle
gourd at Tk 40-50 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg and tomato at Tk 120-130 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages weighing around 700 grams to 1 kg were retailing at Tk 30-40 a piece and Tk 30 a piece respectively on Friday.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 30 a kg, Tk 50-60 a kg and Tk 70-80 a kg respectively on Friday.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 120 a kg on the day.
The price of egg remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-34 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 125-130 a kg while locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107, while a five-litre container at Tk 515-540 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 ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 160 a kg.
Potato was selling at Tk 20-25 a kg over the week.
The prices of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130 a kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 80-90 a kg over the week.
The price of sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 55-70 a kg in most of 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.
Beef was selling at Tk 500-520 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
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 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.
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