The prices of broiler chicken, beef and hilsa went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday on the eve of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla new year.
Traders said that the demand for the items increased in the city with Pahela Baishakh approaching as people were taking preparations to celebrate the occasion which falls on April 14.
Broiler chicken prices increased by Tk 10 a kilogram and the item was selling at Tk 145-155 a kg on Friday while the locally bred hens were selling at Tk 350-400 a kg on the day.
The price of beef increased by Tk 30-40 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 500 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 780-800 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of hilsa increased by Tk 100-200 a kg in the city markets over the week.
The price of hilsa weighing 1 kg to 1.2 kg increased by Tk 200 a kg and was selling at Tk 1,800-2,000 a piece on Friday.
The price of hilsa weighing around 700 grams to 900 grams increased by Tk 100-150 a piece and was selling at Tk 950-1,100 a piece.
Hilsa weighing around 500 grams to 650 grams increased by Tk 100 a kg and was selling at Tk 900-1,000 a kg on Friday.
Hilsa weighing around 350 grams to 450 grams was selling at Tk 250-350 a piece on the day.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
A kilogram of aubergine was selling at Tk 30-50, bitter gourds at Tk 50, okra at Tk 50, papaya at Tk 20-30, beans at Tk 40, cucumber at Tk 30-50 and each piece of bottle gourd was priced at Tk 40-50.
The prices of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 80 a kg while potatoes were retailing at Tk 15-20 a kg on the day.
The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 35-40 a kg on Friday, while the imported variety was retailing at Tk 30-35 a kg.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 100-
120 a kg, while its local variety was selling at Tk 50-60 a kg on Friday.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg on the day.
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 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 25-30 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 ginger remained unchanged with its local variety selling at Tk 80-90 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 100-110 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged and the refined and imported sugar were selling at Tk 60-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets 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.
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 58-60 a kg on the day.
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