The prices of broiler chicken continued rising on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage of the item.
Traders said that the supply of broiler chicken decreased for the last 10-12 days due to the shortage of one-day old chicks.
‘At the beginning of coronavirus outbreak in the country many farmers were forced to kill thousands of one-day old chicks due to lack of buyers. Now the situation is becoming normal but a 15-day gap in producing one-day old chicks took place on the market,’ Khandaker Muhammad Mohsin, secretary of the Bangladesh Poultry Farm Protection National Committee, told New Age on Friday.
He said that due to the gap in producing one-day old chicks, a shortage of broiler chicken took place on the city markets and the price went up.
Mohsin said that the supply chain disruption caused the price hike of broiler chicken temporarily and it would come down soon.
The price of broiler increased by Tk 10-15 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 170-175 a kg on the city markets on Friday.
Locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.
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.
The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week.
Aubergine was selling for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 35-40 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 40 a kg, okra for Tk 30 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 30-40 apiece, cucumber for Tk 30-40 a kg, carrot for Tk 50 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 40-50 a kg on Friday.
Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg on the day.
The price of red lentil remained high 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 ginger remained unchanged and the imported item was selling for Tk 150-170 a kg while its local variety was retailing at Tk 160-180 a kg on the city markets on Friday.
The price of onions remained unchanged over the week and the local item was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg while imported item was selling for Tk 35-45 a kg on the city markets.
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 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.
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.
The price of rice decreased by Tk 2-4 a kg over the week.
The standard variety of BR-28 rice was selling for Tk 42-44 a kg and the fine variety for Tk 45-48 a kg in the capital on Friday.
The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 56-60 a kg on the city markets on the day. The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 58-60 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 65 a kg.
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