The prices of vegetables went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as dense fog and severe cold interrupted transportation of the items.
Traders said that the production of vegetables was abundant in several parts of the country but the transportation of the items almost halved in last one week due to the dense fog.
They hoped that the prices of vegetables would come down in the city markets within a short time as the weather was becoming normal.
The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 10-20 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 50-60 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, beans at Tk 60 a kg and cucumber at Tk 45-55 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages weighing around 700 grams to one kg were retailing at Tk 40 a piece and Tk 30 a piece respectively on Friday.
Green chilli was being retailed at Tk 80-100 a kg while potatoes were selling at Tk 20-30 a kg on the day.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 125-140 a kg while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg on Friday.
The price of eggs also remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 200-300 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-260 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Beef was selling at Tk 480-500 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 700-800 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of rice remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 44-47 a kg on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 48-52 a kg, while the fine variety of Miniket rice was selling at Tk 58-66 a kg on the day.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 68-72 a kg and its medium (standard) variety at Tk 58-65 a kg in the city’s markets.
The prices of onions remained high over the week and the imported onions were retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 70-80 a kg on the day.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged and its local variety was retailing at Tk 80-90 a kg, while the imported variety was selling at Tk 100 a kg.
The prices of garlic also remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 80 a kg, while the garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg on Friday.
Fine-quality packet salt was selling at Tk 40 a kg, while the refined one was retailing at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107, while a five-litre container at Tk 515-540 in 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.
The price of sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 55-70 a kg in most of the city markets on Friday.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 120 a kg while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 70-80 a kg over the week.