The price of eggs increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the price of eggs had been increasing gradually amid a supply shortage of the item in the market.
The price of eggs increased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 34-38 a hali.
The prices of onions remained high over the week. Its local variety was selling at Tk 55-60 a kg in the city markets on Friday, while the imported one was retailing at Tk 35-40 a kg.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60-70 a kg, okra at Tk 50-60 a kg, palwal at Tk 40-60 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-60 a kg, tomatoes at Tk 100 a kg and each piece of bottle gourd at Tk 50-60 on Friday.
The price of green chilli remained high over the week and the item was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg.
The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the item was selling at Tk 140-150 a kg. Locally bred hens were selling at Tk 300-350 a kg.
The prices of fish remained high over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
The prices of beef and mutton remained high. Beef was selling at Tk 480-500 a kg and mutton at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged over the week. Garlic 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.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107, while a five-litre container at Tk 515-540.
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 on Friday.
Rice prices remained high over the week and a kilogram of coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 44-46 a kg in the city markets.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 65-70 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 60-65 a kg.
BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 50-54 a kg, while Miniket rice was selling at Tk 62-68 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.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged and the refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 55 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.