Prices of some of the vegetables started to rise in the capital’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday due to off-seasonal supply shortage.
Traders said the prices of aubergine, papaya and beans increased by Tk 10-20 a kilogram in the city markets as the peak season of the vegetables ended while the prices of other items remained stable over the week.
Supply of aubergine and papaya started decreasing in the market in last couple of days due to off-seasonal supply shortage and rough weather, said Solaiman Mia, a trader at Karwan Bazar kitchen market.
Aubergine was sold at Tk 40-60 a kg, papaya at Tk 40-50 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 40, okra at Tk 40, beans at Tk 40-50, cucumber at Tk 30-50 and each piece of bottle gourd was priced at Tk 30-40 on Friday.
He, however, said the prices of others vegetables maintained a downward trend due to available supply over the week.
The prices of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was sold at Tk 80 a kg.
Prices of broiler chicken remained high over the week and the item was sold at Tk 145-155 a kg on while the locally bred hens were sold at Tk 350-400 a kg on the day.
The price of beef remained unchanged and the item was sold at Tk 470- 500 a kg while mutton was sold at Tk 780-800 a kg in the city markets.
The price of garlic remained unchanged and local variety of garlic was sold at Tk 60-70 a kg while the item imported from China was retailed at Tk 100-110 a kg.
Garlic imported from India was sold at Tk 80-90 a kg on the day.
The local variety of onions was sold at Tk 35-40 a kg on Friday, while the imported variety was retailed at Tk 30 a kg.
The prices of rice decreased slightly over the week as the newly harvested rice started hitting market.
A kilogram of coarse variety of rice was sold at Tk 40-44 on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailed at Tk 65-70 a kg and its standard variety was sold at Tk 60-64 a kg in the city markets.
BR-28 rice was retailed at Tk 45-48 a kg, while Miniket rice was sold at Tk 60-68 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailed at Tk 55-68 a kg on the day.
The local variety of red lentil was sold at Tk 120 a kg, while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailed at Tk 70-80 a kg over the week.
The price of eggs remained unchanged at Tk 28-30 a hali (four pieces) in the city markets over the week.
The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.
Rohita was sold at Tk 200-300 a kg, katla at Tk 200-280 a kg, pangas at Tk 120-170 a kg and tilapia at Tk 110-180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was sold 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 sold at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil was sold at Tk 85 a kg.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged with its local variety selling at Tk 80-90 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 100-110 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged and the refined and imported sugar were sold at Tk 60-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was sold at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was sold at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailed at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.