Broiler price increases

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 17,2019

 
 

The price of broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that demand for broiler chicken started increasing after Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims.

They said demand for the item fell before and during Eid-ul-Azha as the Muslims sacrificed animals during Eid-ul-Azha celebrated across the country on August 12.

The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 125-130 a kg in the city markets on Friday and the locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

The prices of vegetables remained high in the city markets.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 40 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60 a kg, okra for Tk 50 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 100-110 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 80-120 a kg on Friday.

The price of green chilli remained high and the item was selling for Tk 120 a kg on the day.

The prices of garlic also remained high and the item imported from China was retailing at Tk 180-190 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 150-180 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 180-200 a kg on Friday.

The prices of onions remained unchanged and its local variety was selling for Tk 40-45 a kg on Friday while the imported variety was selling for Tk 35-40 a kg in the city markets on the day.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 38 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

Potato price remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 20-25 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

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.

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.

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.

Refined and imported sugar was selling for Tk 60-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling for Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

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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