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Rice, vegetables become dearer

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:20, Jun 26,2020

 
 

The prices of course variety of rice and vegetables increased on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending Friday.

The prices of rice continued to rise for the last two weeks and traders said that rice-mill owners and wholesalers raised the prices of the staple.

The prices of course variety rice increased by Tk 2 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 40-48 a kg on Friday.

The standard variety of BR-28 rice was selling for Tk 48-50 a kg and the fine variety for Tk 50-54 a kg in the capital on Friday.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 56-65 a kg on the day. The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg.

The prices of vegetables increased on the markets in the city over the week due to a supply shortage as the monsoon damaged farmlands in different parts of the country, traders said.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 50 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 80-90 a kg, okra for Tk 40 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 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.

The price of red lentil remained high on the kitchen markets and its medium-quality variety 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 125-130 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The price of onions decreased by Tk 10 a kg and its local variety was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg while imported onions were selling for Tk 20-30 a kg.

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

The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 10 a kg 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 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.

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 100-120 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.

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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