The prices of eggs and broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of eggs increased due to a supply shortage of the item while boiler chicken prices went up slightly due to increased demand.
The price of eggs increased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling for Tk 38-42 a hali on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 5 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 140-145 a kg in the city markets on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.
The prices of onion remained high over the week and the local variety 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.
The prices of vegetables remained high over the week.
Aubergine was selling for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 25-30 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60 a kg, okra for Tk 50 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 a piece, cucumber for Tk 50-60 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 60-80 a kg on the day.
The prices of garlic decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item imported from China was retailing at Tk 140-150 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 120-130 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 150-160 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 490-510 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.
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. 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.
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