The prices of garlic increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday ahead of Ramadan, the fasting month for Muslims.
In recent weeks the prices of essential commodities rose despite the government’s calls to the businesses not for raising the prices of the items ahead of Ramadan which will begin in the first week of this month.
Traders said that the prices of garlic went up in the city markets as the wholesale prices of garlic increased further.
The prices of garlic increased by Tk 10 a kilogram and the item imported from China was retailing at Tk 120 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 70-80 a kg.
Garlic imported from India was selling for Tk 90-100 a kg.
Vegetable prices remained high and most of the vegetables were selling at the prices ranging from Tk 40 a kg to Tk 60 a kg.
Aubergine was selling for Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 60-70 apiece, okra for Tk 40 a kg, papaya for Tk 50 a kg, cucumber for Tk 40-50 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 40 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on Friday.
The prices of onions remained unchanged over the week.
The local variety of onions was selling for Tk 30-35 a kg while the imported onions were retailing at Tk 28-30 a kg on Friday.
Potatoes were selling for Tk 18-20 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
Ginger prices also remained high and its local variety was selling for Tk 100-120 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 120-140 a kg.
Refined and imported sugar was selling for Tk 55-60 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling for Tk 70 a kg in most of the Dhaka city markets on Friday.
The price of gram remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 80-90 a kg over the week.
The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 145-150 a kg in the city markets and locally bred hens were selling for Tk 380-450 a kg.
Beef price remained high and it was selling for Tk 530-550 a kg on Friday in the city markets. Mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling for Tk 100-102 and a five-litre container for Tk 490-500.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling for Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 a kg.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling for Tk 70-75 a kg while the fine variety was selling for Tk 100-110 a kg.
The price of eggs decreased by Tk 2 a hali ((four pieces) and the item was selling for Tk 30 a hali on Friday.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week. Rohita was selling for Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla for Tk 200-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality on Friday. Pangas was selling for Tk 130-170 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 140-180 a kg.
The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 44-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 58-63 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-55 a kg.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.
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