The prices of vegetables, beef, broiler chicken and fish went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
The prices of most of the vegetables including aubergine and other essential commodities shot up in the city on May 7, the first day of Ramadan, the fasting month for the Muslims, despite the government’s repeated assurances to the contrary.
Traders were also selling beef and mutton at higher prices than the Dhaka South City Corporation-set prices.
The price of aubergine increased by Tk 20-30 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg on Friday in the city’s kitchen markets.
The prices of most of the other vegetables rose by Tk 10 a kg in the city market over the week.
Papaya was selling for Tk 60 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60-70 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 60-70 apiece, cucumber for Tk 40-60 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 40-50 a kg.
Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on the day.
Although DSCC on May 6 set the maximum price of local beef at Tk 525 a kg and mutton at Tk 750 a kg for Ramadan, most of the traders in the city were selling the items at high prices.
Beef was selling for Tk 525-560 a kg in the city markets while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 155-160 a kg in the city markets and locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500-550 a kg.
The prices of fish increased by Tk 40-50 a kg over the week.
Rohita was selling for Tk 300-450 a kg and Katla for Tk 300-400 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
Pangas was selling for Tk 160-210 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 160-200 a kg.
The prices of garlic increased by Tk 10 a kg and the local variety of garlic was selling for Tk 70-90 a kg while the item imported from China was retailing at Tk 120 a kg.
Garlic imported from India was selling for Tk 100-110 a kg.
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 over the week.
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.
Prices of dates increased by Tk 50-100 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 150-400 a kg, depending on quality.
The price of gram remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 80-85 a kg over the week.
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 its fine variety was selling for Tk 100-110 a kg.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 30 a hali (four pieces) on Friday. 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.
Puffed rice was selling for Tk 60-120 a kg and flaked rice for Tk 60-70 a kg.
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