Prices of vegetables, broiler chicken rise after budget

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:33, Jun 12,2020

 
 

A vendor sells vegetables at a shop at Jatrabari in the capital on Friday. The prices of vegetables and broiler chicken increased on the kitchen markets in the capital on Friday a day after the government announced the proposed national budget for the financial year of 2020-21. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of vegetables and broiler chicken increased on the kitchen markets in the capital on Friday a day after the government announced the proposed national budget for the financial year of 2020-21.

Traders said that there was a supply shortage of the items.

The demand for vegetables and broiler chicken increased in the city after Eid-ul-Fitr as the government on May 31 withdrew the general holidays it imposed to contain coronavirus outbreak in the country, and most of the people returned Dhaka to join work, traders said.

They also said that there was a supply shortage of vegetables on the market for last one week as rainfall damaged many farmlands across the country.

The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 20 a kilogram in the city over the week.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 50 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 80 a kg, okra for Tk 40 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 40-60 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 broiler increased by Tk 20 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg on the markets in the capital on the day.

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

The price of eggs remained high and the item was selling for Tk 32-36 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

The price of potatoes also remained high over the week and the item was selling for Tk 28-30 a kg on the day.

The price of onions unchanged over the week and its local variety was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg while the imported variety was selling for Tk 30-35 a kg.

The price of imported garlic was selling for Tk 130-140 a kg while its local variety was retailing at Tk 100-130 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The price of ginger remained unchanged and the imported ginger was selling for Tk 150-180 a kg while its local variety was retailing at Tk 120-150 a kg on the day.

The prices of fish remained high 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 unchanged and its coarse variety was selling for Tk 75-80 a kg while the medium-quality variety was selling for Tk 90-110 a kg.

The fine variety of red lentil was selling for Tk 130-135 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The price of beef remained high and the item was selling for Tk 560-580 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday on the markets in the capital.

Refined sugar was selling for Tk 60-65 a kg while the locally produced variety was retailing at Tk 70 a kg.

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.

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

The prices 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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