Prices of onion, sugar on the rise, vegetables fall

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Mar 03,2018 | Updated: 23:23, Mar 02,2018

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor arranging onions at a shop at New Market in Dhaka. The prices of onions and sugar witnessed an upward trend in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday while the prices of some of the vegetables decreased in the period. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of onions and sugar witnessed an upward trend in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday while the prices of some of the vegetables decreased in the period.
The price of the local variety of onions increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling at Tk 50-60 a kg on Friday, while the imported onions were retailing at Tk 50-55 a kg.
Traders said that the price of the local variety of onions increased due to a supply shortage as the harvesting season of the crop was yet to start in full swing.
Like the previous week, the prices of sugar maintained an upward trend and the refined and imported sugar were selling at Tk 55-60 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
The prices of vegetables decreased slightly in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
A kilogram of aubergine was sold at Tk 40-60, bitter gourds at Tk 60-80, okra at Tk 80-100, papaya at Tk 20-25, beans at Tk 30, cucumber at Tk 30-40 and each piece of bottle gourd was priced at Tk 40-50.
Cauliflowers and cabbages were selling at Tk 15-20 a piece and Tk 20 a piece respectively on Friday.
The prices of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 80
while potatoes were retailing at Tk 18-20 on the day.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 110-120 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg and garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
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.
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.
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 selling at Tk 80-90 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 100-110 a kg.
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.
Beef was selling at Tk 460-480 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 700-750 a kg in the city markets.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged at Tk 130-140 a kg while the locally bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
A kilogram of coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 44-48 on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 70-72 a kg and its standard variety was selling at Tk 62-65 a kg in the city markets.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 52-55 a kg, while Miniket rice was selling at Tk 62-68 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 58-59 a kg on the day. 

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