The price of garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets while the prices of other essentials including rice and onion remained high over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the price of imported garlic increased in the city’s kitchen markets due to hike in price of the item in the wholesale market in the city.
They said that the price of onion would decrease if India slashes export price of the item.
The prices of imported garlic increased by Tk 10 per kilogram and the item imported from China was retailing between Tk 100 to 110 per kg on Friday.
Local variety of garlic was selling at Tk 80 per kg, while the garlic imported from China was retailing between Tk 90 and Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
The prices of onions remained high over the week and imported onions were retailing between Tk 60 and Tk 70 a kg in the city kitchen markets on Friday.
The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 65 to Tk 70 a kg on the day.
However, the prices of vegetables remained stable in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling between Tk 40- Tk 60 a kilogram, bitter gourds at Tk 50-Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-60 a piece, okra at Tk 60 per kg, papaya at Tk 30 per kg, beans at Tk 40 to Tk 50 per kg and cucumber at Tk 40-50 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages, weighing around one kg to 1.5 kg, were being sold at Tk 30 per piece and Tk 25 per piece respectively on Friday.
Green chilli was being sold at Tk 80 per kg while potatoes were selling between Tk 20-25 per kg on the day.
The price of eggs remained unchanged at Tk 28-30 for four pieces in the city markets over the week.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 120 per kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 70-80 per kg over the week.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged at Tk 125-140 per kg while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 per kg on Friday.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 200-300 per kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 per kg, Pangas at Tk 120-180 per kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 per kg, depending on size and quality.
Beef was selling between Tk 470-480 per kg while mutton was selling at Tk 700-750 per kg in the city markets.
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 selling at Tk 55-70 per kg in most city markets on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 per kg, while the refined variety was retailing at Tk 28 per kg in the city markets.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged with its local variety being sold between Tk 80-90 per kg and imported variety at Tk 100 per kg.
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 per 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 per kg on the day.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 68-72 per kg and its standard variety was being sold at Tk 58-65 per kg in the city’s markets.
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