Prices of potatoes, eggs increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:39, May 29,2020

 
 

A vendor sells different commodities including potatoes at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in the capital on Friday. The prices of potatoes and eggs went up on the kitchen markets in the Dhaka city over the week. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of potatoes and eggs went up on the kitchen markets in the Dhaka city over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage of the items, traders said.

They said that the prices of potatoes and eggs increased as the demand for the items rose after Eid-ul-Fitr but a limited transport of the commodities due to the Eid holidays created a supply shortage of the items on the markets.

They hoped that the prices of the items would come down in the coming weeks after easing of the transport.

The prices of broiler chicken, however, decreased in the city as the demand for the item usually declines after Eid, traders said.

The price of potatoes increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 28-30 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The price of eggs increased by Tk 4 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling for Tk 32-34 a hali on Friday.

The price of broiler decreased by Tk 30 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg on the markets in the capital on Friday.

Locally bred hens were selling for Tk 450-500 a kg.

The price of onions remained high over the week and its local variety was selling for Tk 50-55 a kg while the imported variety was selling for Tk 35-45 a kg.

The price of garlic decreased by Tk 20 a kg and the imported garlic was selling for Tk 150-260 a kg while its local variety was retailing at Tk 110-130 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The price of ginger decreased by Tk 10-20 a kg and the imported ginger was selling for Tk 160-180 a kg while its local variety was retailing at Tk 180-200 a kg on the day.

The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 50-60 a kg, papaya for Tk 35-40 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 40 a kg, okra for Tk 30-40 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 30-40 apiece, cucumber for Tk 30-50 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 40-60 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 580-620 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday on the markets in the city.

The prices of fish remained high on the 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 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 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.

The price of gram decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 70-75 a kg on Friday.

Unpacked soya bean oil was selling for Tk 94-97 a litre and palm oil was selling for Tk 86 a litre.

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 markets.

Red chilli was selling for Tk 260-300 a kg and turmeric for Tk 160-260 a kg 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 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 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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