The prices of broiler chicken and beef went up in the city’s kitchen markets on Thursday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims.
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on June 16 or 17 subject to the appearance of the moon.
Traders said that the prices of broiler chicken and beef soared as the demand for the items increased before the Eid festival.
The price of cows also rose in the market ahead of Eid that pushed up the beef prices, they said.
On Thursday, the price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10-15 a kilogram and the item was selling at Tk 170-180 a kg. Locally bred hens were selling at Tk 300-400 a kg.
The beef price soared by Tk 30-50 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 450-500 a kg in the city markets.
The price of mutton also remained high and it was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged in the city markets.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 50-60 a kg, papaya at Tk 40 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 40-60 a kg, okra at Tk 30-40 a kg, palwal at Tk 40-50 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-60 a kg, tomato at Tk 80-90 a kg and each piece of bottle gourd at Tk 50 on Thursday.
The price of green chilli increased by Tk 30- 40 a kg and the item was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.
A kilogram of coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 40-44 on Thursday. The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 65-70 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 60-64 a kg in the city markets.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 45-48 a kg, while Miniket rice was selling at Tk 60-68 a kg. The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 55-68 a kg.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged and the item imported from China was retailing at Tk 80-90 a kg, while its local variety was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 70-80 a kg on Thursday.
The prices of onion remained unchanged in the city markets.
The local variety of onions was selling at Tk 40-45 a kg, while the imported variety was retailing at Tk 25-35 a kg.
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.
The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.
Rohita was selling 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.
The price of eggs decreased by Tk 4 a hali (four pieces) and was selling at Tk 24-30 a hali in the city markets on Thursday.
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.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil was retailing 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 100-120 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged and the refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 60-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Thursday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg in the city markets.