The prices of most of the daily essentials including rice, edible oil, garlic and sugar remained high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Though the harvesting season of Aman has ended one-and-a-half-month ago, the prices of coarse variety of rice witnessed further rise for two times in last one month.
Traders said that the prices of rice continued to increase in the full season as mill owners mostly controlled the market of the staple food.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-42 a kg while BR-28 rice was selling at Tk 44-48 a kg over the week.
Coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 50-52 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 54-55 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 55-58 a kg over the week.
Consumers had been paying additional money for edible oil in last two weeks.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-Tk 107 while a five-litre container at Tk 515- Tk 525 at the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg while palm oil was selling at Tk 85 a kg in the city markets over the week.
Prices of sugar and garlic remained high for last couple of months.
Unpacked refined sugar was selling at Tk 70 a kg while packed one was retailing at Tk 72 a kg.
Sugar produced by Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation was retailing at Tk 70 a kg over the week.
Imported garlic was selling at Tk 220-230 a kg while the local variety was retailing at Tk 190 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Broiler was selling at Tk 165 a kg, while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 320 a kg on Friday.
Beef was selling at Tk 440-450 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 600-650 a kg over the week.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 30-40 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 40-50 a kg, cucumber at Tk 30 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40 a piece, okra at Tk 50 a kg and papaya at Tk 25 a kg.
Among the winter vegetables, cabbage was selling at Tk 25 a piece, cauliflower at Tk 25 a piece, radish at Tk 15-20 a kg, carrot at Tk 30 a kg and beans at Tk 30 a kg.
Green chilli price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 50-60 a kg on Friday.
Potato was selling at Tk 15-20 a kg.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged over the week.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 140-145 a kg while the fine variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 140-150 a kg on the day.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 90-110 a kg over the week.
The price of ginger remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 80-120 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The price of onion remained stable and the local variety of onion was selling at Tk 25 a kg while the imported variety at Tk 20 a kg over the week.
Fish prices remained unchanged. Rohita was selling at Tk 200-320 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-260 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-150 a kg, depending on the size and quality.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-32 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.