Prices of red lentil, edible oil, beef increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:59, Apr 03,2020

 
 

A file photo shows a grocer making calculations at a shop in the capital, Dhaka. The prices of red lentil, edible oil and beef increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country. — New Age photo

The prices of red lentil, edible oil and beef increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Traders said that the retail prices of red lentil and edible oil rose as the wholesalers raised the prices of the items.

Beef traders said that the prices of cows increased in the capital as the coronavirus situation created a supply shortage of cows in the city.

The prices of red lentil increased by Tk 5 a kilogram and its coarse variety was selling for Tk 70-75 a kg while the medium-quality variety was selling for Tk 85-90 a kg.

The fine variety of red lentil was selling for Tk 120-130 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The price of soya bean oil increased by Tk 2-4 a litre in the city markets over the week.

Unpacked soya bean oil was selling for Tk 94-97 a litre and palm oil was selling for Tk 86 a litre in the city markets on Friday.

The price of bottled soya bean oil (a one-litre container) was selling for Tk 110-115 while a five-litre container was selling for Tk 490-530 in the city markets.

The prices of beef increased by Tk 40-50 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 580-620 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday in the city markets.

The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 115-130 a kg in the city markets on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

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

The standard variety of BR-28 rice was selling for Tk 45-48 a kg and the fine variety for Tk 50-55 a kg in the capital on Friday.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 60-65 a kg in the city markets on the day.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 62-68 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 58-60 a kg.

The prices of onions decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 40-50 a kg over the week ending Friday.

The prices of garlic also decreased by Tk 10-20 a kg over the week and the imported garlic was selling for Tk 140-160 a kg while the local-variety garlic was selling for Tk 80-110 a kg on the day.

The prices of potatoes remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 20 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week ending Friday.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 40-50 a kg, papaya for Tk 35-40 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 50-60 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 40-50 apiece, cucumber for Tk 20-30 a kg, carrot for Tk 30 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 30 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on the day.

The prices of sugar remained high and the refined sugar was selling for Tk 68-70 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

Red chilli was selling for Tk 260-300 a kg in the city markets. Turmeric was selling for Tk 160-260 a kg on Friday.

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

Rohita was selling for Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality.

Pangas was selling for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 120-160 a kg.

The price of eggs increased by Tk 4-6 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling for Tk 32-36 a hali on Friday.

Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 35 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

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