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Price of sugar up, onions still high  

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 31,2019

 
 

A file photo shows a man taking sugar from a sack for weighing at a shop in the capital, Dhaka. The price of sugar increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — New Age photo

The price of sugar increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that the wholesale price of refined and imported sugar went up as the refiners raised the mill gate price of the item.

The price of sugar increased by Tk 2 a kilogram over the week and the refined sugar was selling for Tk 62-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

The prices of onions remained high over the week in the city markets.

Onions imported from India were selling for Tk 50 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 50-55 a kg on Friday.

The prices of vegetables remained unchanged.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-40 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 60 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 80-100 a kg on the day.

The prices of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 5 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 120-125 a kg in the city markets on Friday and the locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

The prices of garlic decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 160-180 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 140-160 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 130-140 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 150-180 a kg on Friday.

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 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The prices of fish decreased by Tk 30-50 a kg in the city markets over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 250-380 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality.

Pangas was selling for Tk 130-190 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 120-180 a kg.

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.

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 prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.

The coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling for Tk 70-75 a kg while its fine variety was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg.

The coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 42-45 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 55-60 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-54 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 58-62 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.

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