Prices of rice, broiler chicken, edible oil increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 16,2019

 
 

A file photo shows a trader selling rice at a wholesale shop at Kaptan Bazar in Dhaka. The prices of some varieties of rice, broiler chicken and edible oil increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of some varieties of rice, broiler chicken and edible oil increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that the prices of some varieties of rice went up over the week as rice mill owners increased the prices at the mill gate.

They also said that refiners raised the prices of unpacked soya bean oil and palm oil.

The prices of some varieties of rice increased by Tk 3-6 a kilogram in the city over the week.

The coarse variety of rice (Sawrna) 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 53-54 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 58-60 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 52-55 a kg.

The prices of unpacked soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 4 a litre and the items were retailing at Tk 82-88 a litre and Tk 66-72 a litre respectively.

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.

The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 120-135 a kg in the city markets on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

Beef was selling for Tk 550-570 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday in the city markets.

The prices of some of the vegetables also increased in the city markets on Friday.

The prices of cauliflowers and cabbage increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week. Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 50-60 apiece and cabbage Tk 40-50 apiece in the city’s kitchen markets on the day.

Radish, beans and spinach were selling for Tk 50 a kg, Tk 80 a kg and Tk 80-100 a kg respectively on the day.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg, papaya for Tk 30 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60-70 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 50-70 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 80-120 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 80-100 a kg on the day.

The prices of garlic remained unchanged in the city markets over the week ending Friday.

Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 150-160 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 130-150 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The price of eggs also remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 34-36 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

The prices of red lentil remained unchanged and the coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling for Tk 75-80 a kg while its fine variety was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg.

The prices of ginger increased by Tk 20 a kg over the week and local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 160 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 200 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.

Potato was selling for Tk 25-30 a kg in the city’s kitchen 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 prices of sugar remain high and the refined sugar was selling for Tk 65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

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