The price of eggs went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage, traders said.
They said that the supply shortage of eggs had been at the market since August this year as a good number of layer chicken firms closed down across the country due to high prices of feed.
The price of eggs increased by Tk 2-4 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 36-38 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kilogram, papaya at Tk 25-30 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 40-60 a kg, okra at Tk 40-50 a kg, palwal at Tk 30-40 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50-70 a kg, tomatoes at Tk 100 a kg and each piece of bottle gourd at Tk 40-60 on Friday.
Green chilli was retailing at Tk 70-80 a kg.
The prices of onion and garlic remained unchanged over the week.
Imported onion was retailing at Tk 25-35 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 55-70 a kg, while its local variety was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 50-70 a kg.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 100-120 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 120-140 a kg on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling at Tk 350-400 a kg on the day.
The prices of beef and mutton remained high. Beef was selling at Tk 470-500 a kg and mutton at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of fish remained unchanged 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.
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 local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 100 a kg, while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 60-80 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 rice was selling at Tk 62-68 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged. The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50-55 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 25 a kg.
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