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Prices of broiler, red lentil and cumin rise

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:16, May 08,2020

 
 

The prices of broiler, red lentil and cumin increased on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the price of broiler went up on the market as demand for the item increased while the prices of red lentil and cumin went up due to a supply chain disruption.

They said that there was a supply shortage of red lentil and cumin on the market as it was taking a long time to have the items released at the ports.

The price of broiler rose by Tk 20 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 140-160 a kg on the city markets on Friday. Locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

The price of red lentil increased by Tk 5 a kg and its coarse variety was selling for Tk 90-95 a kg while the medium-quality variety was selling for Tk 100-110 a kg.

The fine variety of red lentil was selling for Tk 130-140 a kg on the city markets on Friday.

The price of cumin increased by Tk 150 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 550-600 a kg.

The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg, papaya for Tk 35-40 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 40 a kg, okra for Tk 40 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 30-40 apiece, cucumber for Tk 30-50 a kg, carrot for Tk 50 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 40-50 a kg on Friday.

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

The price of ginger fell by Tk 100 a kg with the imported ginger selling for Tk 150-170 a kg while its local variety retailed at Tk 160-180 a kg on the city markets on Friday.

The price of onions decreased by Tk 5 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg over the week ending on Friday.

The price of sugar decreased by Tk 5 a kg. Refined sugar was selling for Tk 65-70 a kg while the locally produced variety was retailing at Tk 70 a kg on the city markets. The price of gram remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 80-90 a kg on the day.

The price of garlic remained unchanged over the week. Imported garlic was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg on Friday while the local variety was selling for Tk 110-130 a kg on the day.

The price of rice decreased by Tk 3-4 a kg over the week.

The standard variety of BR-28 rice was selling for Tk 44-46 a kg and the fine variety for Tk 48-50 a kg in the capital on Friday.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 58-60 a kg on the city markets on the day. The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-62 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 68 a kg.

The price of potatoes remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 25 a kg on the city markets on Friday.

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

Bottled soya bean oil (a one-litre container) was selling for Tk 110 while a five-litre container was selling for Tk 490-530 on the city markets.

The price of beef remained high and the item was selling for Tk 580-620 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday on the city markets.

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

The prices of fish remained high on 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 sizes and quality. Pangas was selling for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 120-160 a kg.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 28-30 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

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

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