Prices of onion, beef on the rise

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:46, Feb 10,2017

 
 

A file photo shows onion along with other commodities at a kitchen market in Dhaka. The prices of beef and onion increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of beef and onion increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of the items rose due to a higher demand for the commodities in the season.
The price of beef increased by Tk 30-40 a kilogram and the item was selling at Tk 450-480 a kg over the week.
Broiler was selling at Tk 165 a kg, while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 320 a kg on Friday.
The price of mutton remained high and the item was selling at Tk 650 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
The prices of onion increased by Tk 5 a kg and the local variety of onion was retailing at Tk 30 a kg while the imported variety at Tk 28 a kg over the week.
Prices of garlic also remained high over the week.
Imported garlic was selling at Tk 220 a kg while the local variety was retailing at Tk 180-190 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 30-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 40-50 a kg, cucumber at Tk 30 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40 apiece, okra at Tk 50 a kg and papaya at Tk 25 a kg.
Among the winter vegetables, cabbage was selling at Tk 25 apiece, cauliflower at Tk 25 apiece, radish at Tk 15-20 a kg, carrot at Tk 30 a kg and beans at Tk 30 a kg.
Green chilli price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 60 a kg on Friday.
Potato was selling at Tk 20 a kg.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-42 a kg while BR-28 rice was selling at Tk 44-48 a kg over the week.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 50-52 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 54-55 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 55-58 a kg over the week.
Prices of edible oil remained high in the city markets over the week.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107 while a five-litre container at Tk 515-525 at the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg while palm oil was selling at Tk 85 a kg in the city markets over the week.
Unpacked refined sugar was selling at Tk 70 a kg while packed one was retailing at Tk 72 a kg.
Sugar produced by Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation was retailing at Tk 70 a kg over the week.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged over the week.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 140-145 a kg while the fine variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 140-150 a kg on the day.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 90-110 a kg over the week.
The price of ginger remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 80-120 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Fish prices remained unchanged. Rohita was selling at Tk 200-320 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-260 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-150 a kg, depending on the size and quality.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-32 a hali (four pieces) on Friday. 

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