Broiler price increases

Staff Correspondent | Published at 12:00am on August 17, 2019

The price of broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that demand for broiler chicken started increasing after Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims.

They said demand for the item fell before and during Eid-ul-Azha as the Muslims sacrificed animals during Eid-ul-Azha celebrated across the country on August 12.

The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 125-130 a kg in the city markets on Friday and the locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

The prices of vegetables remained high in the city markets.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 40 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60 a kg, okra for Tk 50 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 100-110 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 80-120 a kg on Friday.

The price of green chilli remained high and the item was selling for Tk 120 a kg on the day.

The prices of garlic also remained high and the item imported from China was retailing at Tk 180-190 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 150-180 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 180-200 a kg on Friday.

The prices of onions remained unchanged and its local variety was selling for Tk 40-45 a kg on Friday while the imported variety was selling for Tk 35-40 a kg in the city markets on the day.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 38 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

Potato price remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 20-25 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The retail prices of edible oil remained unchanged over the week.

A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling for Tk 100-102 and a five-litre container for Tk 490-500 on Friday.

Unpacked soya bean oil was selling for Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 a kg.

The prices of fish remained high in the city markets over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 300-450 a kg and Katla for Tk 300-400 a kg, depending on their size and quality. Pangas was selling for Tk 160-210 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 160-200 a kg.

The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.

The coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 44-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 58-63 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-55 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.

Refined and imported sugar was selling for Tk 60-65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling for Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

The coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling for Tk 70-75 a kg while its fine variety was selling for Tk 100-110 a kg.