Sugar prices soar

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Feb 24,2018

 
 

The price of sugar went up in the capital’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to the supply shortage of the item from the mills and refineries.
Traders said that the price of sugar increased by Tk 100-150 a bag (50 kilogram) in the wholesale market and by Tk 3-5 per kg in the retail market.
They said the wholesale price of sugar went up on Tuesday as the supply of the item dropped from mill gates.
The refined and imported sugar was sold at Tk 55-60 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was sold at Tk 70-75 per kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
Zakir Hossain, a retailer at Karwan Bazar, said, ‘The wholesale price of sugar was Tk 2,470 a bag on Monday but the price jumped to Tk 2,570- 2,600 a bag on Tuesday.’
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
A kilogram of coarse variety of rice was sold at Tk 44-50 on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailed at Tk 52-55 a kg, while the fine variety of Najirshail rice was sold at Tk 70-72 a kg and its standard variety was retailed at Tk 60-65 a kg in the city markets.
Miniket rice was sold at Tk 60-68 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailed at Tk 58-59 a kg on the day.
The prices of vegetables remained stable in the city’s kitchen markets across the week.
A kilogram of aubergine was sold at Tk 40-60, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60, okra at Tk 80-100, papaya at Tk 20-25, beans at Tk 40, cucumber at Tk 40-50 and each piece of bottle gourd was priced at Tk 40-50.
Cauliflowers and cabbages were being sold at Tk 20 a piece and Tk 25 a piece respectively on Friday.
A kilogram of green chilli was sold at Tk 80 while potatoes at Tk 18-20 on the day.
Imported onions were retailed at Tk 50-55 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday. The local variety of onions was sold at Tk 50 a kg on the day.
Garlic imported from China was retailed at Tk 110-120 a kg while its local variety was sold at Tk 80-90 a kg and garlic imported from India was sold at Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita was sold 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.
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 sold at Tk 120 a kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailed at Tk 70-80 a kg over the week.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was sold 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 sold at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil was sold 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.
Fine-quality packaged salt was sold at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailed at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.
A kilogram of beef was sold at Tk 460-480 while mutton was sold at Tk 700-750 in the city markets.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged at Tk 125-140 a kg while the locally-bred hens were sold at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday. 

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