Prices of a number of varieties of fish went up in the city’s kitchen markets while that of other varieties decreased over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the supply of fish started increasing in the market as the dry season set in in the country but the supply of some cultured fish including Rohita and Katla decreased.
The prices of Rohita and Katla increased by Tk 30-50 a kilogram over the week and Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla at Tk 200-350 a kg depending on their size and quality on Friday. Pangas was selling at Tk 130-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 140-180 a kg.
The prices of radish, beans and spinach decreased by Tk 10 a kg over the week.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 30 a kg, Tk 30-40 a kg and Tk 40 a kg respectively on Friday.
Cauliflowers and cabbage were retailing at Tk 25-30 apiece and Tk 25 apiece respectively on the day.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 40-50 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 40 apiece, okra at Tk 40 a kg, papaya at Tk 20-25 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-50 a kg and tomatoes at Tk 80 a kg.
The price of green chilli decreased by Tk 20 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg on Friday.
Potatoes were selling at Tk 25-32 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on the day. Newly harvested potatoes, however, were retailing at Tk 100 a kg.
The prices of onions remained unchanged over the week.
The imported onions were retailing at Tk 25-30 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 35-40 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 70-80 a kg, while its local variety was selling at Tk 50-70 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 120-130 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 140-150 a kg.
The price of eggs decreased by Tk 4 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 32-34 a hali on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 130-135 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 local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 80-100 a kg, while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 60-70 a kg.
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.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged. The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
Rice prices remained unchanged 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.
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