Rice prices go up

Staff Correspondent | Published at 11:21pm on February 16, 2018

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A file photo shows a vendor weighing rice at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in Dhaka. The prices of fine variety of rice went up while the coarse variety of the staple remind dear in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of fine variety of rice went up while the coarse variety of the staple remind dear in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
The prices of Miniket rice increased by Tk 1-2 a kilogram and the grain was selling at Tk 60-68 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 58-59 a kg on the day.
Traders said that the prices of Miniket rice went up due to an off-seasonal supply shortage.
They said that the prices of Miniket would remain high until the next harvesting season, which would start in April.
The prices of coarse variety of rice remained high and the item was selling at Tk 44-50 a kg on Friday.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 52-54 a kg, while the fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 70-72 a kg and its standard variety was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of vegetables decreased slightly in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-50 a piece, okra at Tk 80-100 a kg, papaya at Tk 20 a kg, beans at Tk 40 a kg and cucumber at Tk 40-50 a kg.
Cauliflowers and cabbages were being sold at Tk 20 a piece and Tk 25 a piece respectively on Friday.
Green chilli was being sold at Tk 80 a kg while potatoes were selling at Tk 18-20 a kg on the day.
The prices of onion and garlic remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Imported onions were retailing at Tk 50-60 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday. The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 50-55 a kg on the day.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 110-120 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg and garlic imported from India was retailing at Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
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 120-180 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Beef was selling at Tk 450-480 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 700-750 a kg in the city markets.
Broiler chicken price remained unchanged 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 remained unchanged at Tk 28-30 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
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.
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 prices of ginger remained unchanged with its local variety being sold at Tk 80-90 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 100-110 a kg.
The price of sugar remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 55-70 a kg at most of the markets in the city on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.