The prices of onions increased by Tk 20 a kilogram over the week ending Friday.
Broiler chicken and eggs also became dearer over the week.
Traders said the prices of onions jumped as India, major importing source of the spice for Bangladesh, raised the minimum export price of the item to $850 a tonne on September 13.
They said that supply of the local variety of onions was also very low due to off-seasonal shortage.
The local variety of onions was selling for Tk 70-80 a kg and the onions imported from India were selling for Tk 70 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Although the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh started selling onions at a subsidised rate at six spots in capital Dhaka recently, the government initiative failed to put an impact on the market.
Despite assurances from the commerce ministry that the onion prices would come down soon, the prices continued increasing.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 135-145 a kg in the city markets on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.
The price of eggs increased by Tk 2-4 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling for Tk 36-40 a hali on Friday.
The prices of vegetables remained high over the week.
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 unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 80-100 a kg on the day.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged and the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 150-160 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 130-140 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 150-170 a kg on Friday.
The prices of fish remained unchanged 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.
Beef was selling for Tk 550-570 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday in the city markets.
Potato price remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 20 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
The retail prices of edible oil also 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 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 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 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.
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 sugar remain high 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.
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