The price of broiler chicken increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as the demand for the item rose, traders said.
They said the prices of other commodities remained unchanged.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 5 a kilogram and the item was selling at Tk 120-135 a kg on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling at Tk 350-400 a kg on the day.
The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week in the city markets.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling at Tk 30 a kg, Tk 30-40 a kg and Tk 30-40 a kg respectively on Friday.
Cauliflowers and cabbage were retailing at Tk 20-25 apiece and Tk 20 apiece respectively on the day.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 30-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 40-50 a kg, bottle gourd at Tk 30-40 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 60-80 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged 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 50-60 a kg.
The prices of fish remained unchanged 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 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 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 30-32 a hali on Friday.
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 and 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.
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.
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.
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