The prices of daily essentials including vegetables, rice and onions remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of vegetables and onions started decreasing at the market last week but the pace of the descent was very slow.
‘India has lowered the export prices of onions but the wholesale price of the item has remained unchanged in the city markets,’ Maksud Hossain, a retailer at the Mohammadpur Krishi Bazar, told New Age.
The prices of some of the vegetables decreased slightly in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-70 a kilogram, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-80 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, beans at Tk 40-50 a kg and cucumber at Tk 45-55 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages weighing around one kg to 1.5 kg were retailing at Tk 40 a piece and Tk 30 a piece respectively on Friday.
Green chilli was being retailed at Tk 80-100 a kg while potatoes were selling at Tk 20-30 a kg on the day.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 44-47 a kg on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 48-52 a kg, while the fine variety of Miniket rice was selling at Tk 58-66 a kg on the day.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 68-72 a kg and its medium (standard) variety at Tk 58-65 a kg in the city’s markets.
The prices of onions remained high over the week and the imported onions were retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 65-75 a kg on the day.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 125-140 a kg while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
The price of eggs also remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 120 a kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 70-80 a kg over the week.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 200-300 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 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 480-500 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 700-800 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was retailing at Tk 80-90 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 100 a kg.
The prices of garlic also remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 80 a kg, while the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 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 price of sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 55-70 a kg in most of the city markets on Friday.
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.
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