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Prices of rice, red lentil, onions increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:51, Jun 19,2020

 
 

A trader waits for customers at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in the capital on Friday. The prices of rice, red lentil and onions went up on the kitchen markets in the city over the week. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of rice, red lentil and onion went up on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.

Retailers blamed wholesalers for increasing the prices of essential commodities on the market.

The wholesalers, however, said that rice mills owners increased the prices of rice as paddy prices were up while the prices of red lentil and onion increased due to a supply shortage. 

The price of rice increased by Tk 2-4 a kilogram over the week on the city markets.

The Swarna coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-44 a kg on Friday.

The standard variety of BR-28 rice was selling for Tk 45-46 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 58-65 a kg on the day. The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 68 a kg.

The price of the medium-quality variety of red lentil rose by Tk 5 a kg and was selling for Tk 95-110 a kg while the coarse variety was selling for Tk 75-80 a kg.

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

The price of local onion rose by Tk 10 a kg and was selling for Tk 50-60 a kg.

The price of imported onion remained unchanged and was selling for Tk 30-35 a kg.

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

The prices of vegetables remained high in the city over the week.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 50 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 80 a kg, okra for Tk 40 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 40-60 a kg and tomato for Tk 40-60 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg on the day.

Broiler chicken was selling for Tk 160-170 a kg on the markets in the capital on Friday.

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

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

The prices of fish also remained high over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 280-350 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 beef was high and 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.

Unpackaged 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.

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