Price of green chilli shoots up to Tk 180 a kg

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:05, Jul 07,2018

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling vegetables at a shop at Mirpur in Dhaka. The price of green chilli shot up to Tk 180 a kilogram at the kitchen markets in capital Dhaka over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The price of green chilli shot up to Tk 180 a kilogram at the kitchen markets in capital Dhaka over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of the item went up as farmland across the country was damaged due to heavy monsoon rains in recent days.
Green chilli price increased by Tk 40 a kg over the week and the item was retailing at Tk 160-180 a kg in the city market on Friday.
The price of green chilli started rising after Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims that was celebrated in the country on June 16, and the price almost tripled in last three weeks.
The price of imported onions increased by Tk 5 a kg over the week and the item was selling at Tk 35-40 a kg while the local variety of onions was selling at Tk 50 a kg over the week.
The price of eggs remained high and the item was selling at Tk 30-34 a hali (four pieces) in the city
markets on Friday.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged in the city markets.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, okra at Tk 50-60 a kg, palwal at Tk 40-50 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-60 a kg, tomatoes at Tk 80-100 a kg and each piece of bottle gourd at Tk 50 on Friday.
The prices of fish also remained high over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling at Tk 150-160 a kg. Locally bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg.
The beef price remained high and the item was selling at Tk 480-500 a kg in the city markets.
The price of mutton also remained high and it was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged over the week and garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg, while its local variety was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 70-80 a kg on Friday.
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.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil was retailing 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 100-120 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged and the refined and imported sugar was 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 the day.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.
Rice prices remained high over the week and a kilogram of coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 44-46 a kg in the city markets.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 65-70 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 60-65 a kg.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 50-54 a kg, while Miniket was selling at Tk 62-68 a kg. 

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