Prices of onions, broiler, garlic, ginger go up before Eid

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:57, May 22,2020

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling commodities at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in the capital recently. The prices of broiler chicken, onions, garlic and ginger increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of broiler chicken, onions, garlic and ginger increased in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims.

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in the country on May 24 or May 25.

Traders said that the prices of the commodities went up as the demand for the items rose due to the Eid festival.

They said that although the price of broiler chicken had decreased to Tk 100-100 a kilogram in the city at the beginning of coronavirus outbreak, the price of the item continued to increase for the last three weeks due to a surge in demand amid slow production.

The price of broiler increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 175-180 a kg on the city markets on Friday.

Locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

The price of onions increased by Tk 5 a kg over the week and the local variety was selling for Tk 50-55 a kg while imported variety was selling for Tk 40-45 a kg on the city markets.

The price of garlic increased by Tk 30-50 a kg and the imported garlic was selling for Tk 170-200 a kg while its local variety was retailing at Tk 200-230 a kg on the city markets on Friday.

The price of ginger increased by Tk 10-20 a kg and the imported ginger was selling for Tk 180-200 a kg while its local variety was retailing at Tk 200-240 a kg on the city markets on Friday.

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 beef remained high and the item was selling for Tk 580-630 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday on the city markets.

The price of red lentil remained high and its coarse variety was selling for Tk 85-90 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.

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 80-85 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.

The price of rice remained unchanged 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.

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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