Prices of potatoes, eggs rise, garlic, ginger remain high

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 06,2019

 
 

A file photo shows a trader selling potatoes to a customer at a shop at a kitchen market in Dhaka. The prices of potatoes and eggs went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of potatoes and eggs went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that the prices of eggs and potatoes increased on the retail market as the wholesale prices of the items went up in recent times due to a supply shortage.

The price of eggs increased by Tk 4-6 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling for Tk 36-38 a hali on Friday.

Potato price rose by Tk 5 a kilogram and the item was selling for Tk 20-25 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The prices of garlic remained high over the week. Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 150-160 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 120 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The prices of ginger also remained high over the week. The local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 130-140 a kg on Friday and the imported variety for Tk 150-160 a kg.

The prices of onions remained unchanged. The imported variety of onions was retailing at Tk 30-35 a kg while the local variety of the spice was selling for Tk 30 a kg on Friday.

The retail prices of edible oil remained unchanged 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 on Friday.

Unpacked soya bean oil was selling for Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 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 the city markets.

The prices of vegetables remained stable in the city markets over the week.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 40-50 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-35 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 50-60 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 40-80 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on the day.

The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 130-135 a kg in the city markets and locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

The prices of fish remained high in the city markets 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.

Beef was selling for Tk 550-570 a kg in the city markets while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg 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.

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.

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