The prices of onion and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets while the prices of other daily essentials including vegetables remained high over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of onion and garlic increased due to a supply shortage of the local varieties of the items as the farming season of the items had just started in the country.
The price of onion increased by Tk 5 a kilogram and the local variety of onion was selling at Tk 35-40 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 30 a kg over the week.
Garlic price rose by Tk 10 a kg and the imported garlic was selling at Tk 200 a kg while the local garlic was retailing at Tk 150-170 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
The prices of vegetables remained high over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-70 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-50 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg and papaya at Tk 30 a kg.
Newly-harvested winter vegetables cabbage was selling at Tk 30 a piece, cauliflower at Tk 30-35 a piece, radish at Tk 40 a kg and beans at Tk 60 a kg.
Green chilli price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 80 a kg on Friday.
Potato was being sold at Tk 28-30 a kg while the newly-harvested potato was retailing at Tk 60-80 a kg over the week.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged and the fine variety of the item was selling at Tk 140-150 a kg while imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 100 a kg over the week.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 135-145 a kg, while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 320 a kg on Friday.
Beef was selling at Tk 420-440 a kg while mutton at Tk 600-650 a kg over the week.
Fish prices remained unchanged. Rohita was selling at Tk 200-320 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at
Tk 120-280 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-180 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Edible oil was retailing at higher prices. Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 90 a kg while palm oil was retailing at Tk 68-72 a kg on Friday.
One-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98-102 while that of a five-litre container at Tk 480-505 in the city’s retail markets on Friday.
The prices of rice remained high and the coarse variety of the staple food was selling at Tk 38-40 a kg over the week.
BR-28 rice was selling at Tk 45-46 a kg, coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 50 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 52 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 55-58 a kg over the week.
The price of sugar remained high over the week.
Unpacked refined sugar was selling at Tk 70 a kg while packed one was retailing at Tk 72 a kg.
Sugar produced by the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation was retailing at Tk 70 a kg over the week.
The price of salt remained high and the fine-quality packet salt was selling at Tk 38-42 a kg while the refined one was retailing at Tk 35 a kg on Friday.
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