Prices of potatoes, garlic go up

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Apr 21,2018 | Updated: 23:30, Apr 20,2018

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling potatoes to a customer at a shop at the New Market kitchen market in Dhaka. The prices of potatoes and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of potatoes and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the supply of potatoes and local variety of garlic decreased a bit in the market as the harvesting season of the items ended in the country.
The prices of potatoes increased by Tk 3 a kilogram and the item was sold at Tk 18-22 a kg on Friday.
The price of local variety of garlic increased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was sold at Tk 60-70 a kg while the item imported from China was retailed at Tk 100-110 a kg.
Garlic imported from India was sold at Tk 80-90 a kg on the day.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
Aubergine was sold at Tk 30-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50, okra at Tk 50, papaya at Tk 30-40, beans at Tk 40, cucumber at Tk 30-50 and each piece of bottle gourd was priced at Tk 30-40.
The prices of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was sold at Tk 80 a kg.
The local variety of onions was sold at Tk 35-40 a kg on Friday, while the imported variety was retailed at Tk 30-35 a kg.
The prices of fish also remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.
Rohita was sold at Tk 200-300 a kg, katla at Tk 200-280 a kg, pangas at Tk 120-170 a kg and tilapia at Tk 110-180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
Broiler chicken prices remained unchanged and the item was sold at Tk 145-155 a kg on Friday while the locally bred hens were sold at Tk 350-400 a kg on the day.
The price of beef remained high and the item was sold at Tk 470- 500 a kg while mutton was sold at Tk 780-800 a kg in the city markets.
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 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.
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 sold at Tk 60-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was sold at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
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.
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 44-48 on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailed at Tk 70-72 a kg and its standard variety was sold at Tk 62-65 a kg in the city markets.
BR-28 rice was retailed at Tk 52-55 a kg, while Miniket rice was sold at Tk 62-68 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailed at Tk 58-60 a kg on the day. 

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