The prices of garlic increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of both the imported and local varieties of garlic increased up to Tk 20 a kilogram due to an off-seasonal supply shortage.
The prices of imported garlic increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the item imported from China was retailing at Tk 110-120 a kg on Friday.
The local variety of garlic was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg, while the garlic imported from India was retailing at Tk 100 a kg on the day.
The prices of onions, however, decreased by Tk 5 a kg over the week and the imported onions were retailing at Tk 50-60 a kg in the city kitchen markets on Friday. The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 50-65 a kg on the day.
The prices of vegetables remained stable in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-60 a piece, okra at Tk 80-100 a kg, papaya at Tk 25 a kg, beans at Tk 40-50 a 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 25-30 a piece and Tk 25 a piece respectively on Friday.
Green chilli was being sold at Tk 80 a kg while potatoes were selling at Tk 18-25 a kg on the day.
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 120-180 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Beef was selling at Tk 470-480 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 700-750 a kg in the city markets.
The price of eggs remained unchanged at Tk 28-30 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.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged at Tk 125-140 a kg while the 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 with its local variety being sold at Tk 80-90 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 100-110 a 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 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 standard variety was retailing at Tk 58-65 a kg in the city’s markets.
The price of sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 55-70 a kg in most of the markets in the city on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.
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