The price of broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as demand for the item started increasing after Eid-ul-Azha, traders said.
Broiler chicken witnessed a rise in its price by Tk 5-10 a kilogram over the week and was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg on Friday in the city markets.
Traders said that demand for broiler chicken dropped during Muslim religious festival Eid-ul-Azha, celebrated across the country on August 22.
After Eid, demand for broiler chicken started increasing from last week, they said.
The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-50 a kg, papaya at Tk 25-30 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 50-60 a kg, okra at Tk 50 a kg, palwal at Tk 40-50 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.
Green chilli price remained unchanged over the week and the item was retailing at Tk 70-80 a kg.
The prices of beef and mutton remained high. Beef was selling at Tk 500 a kg and mutton at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
The prices of fish remained unchanged 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 price of eggs remained high and the item was selling at Tk 34-38 a hali (four pieces).
The prices of onion remained high over week. Its local variety was selling at Tk 50-55 a kg in the city markets on Friday, while the imported one was retailing at Tk 30-40 a kg.
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 70 a kg. Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 70-80 a kg.
The prices of ginger remained high over the week with its local variety selling at Tk 100-120 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 140-150 a kg on Friday.
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.
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. The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50-55 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.