Prices of green chilli, potato rise

Published: 22:18, Jul 10,2020

 
 

A vendor arranges vegetables at a shop in the capital, Dhaka, on Friday. The prices of green chilli and potatoes went up on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending on Friday. — New Age photo

The prices of green chilli and potatoes went up on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the price of green chilli increased due to a supply shortage as the monsoon and flash floods damaged farmland in different districts across the country.

They also said that the price of potatoes rose due to an off-seasonal supply shortage of the item.

The price of green chilli increased by Tk 40 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg on Friday.

The price of potatoes rose by Tk 5 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 30-35 a kg on the day.

Prices of vegetables remained unchanged over the week.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 40-50 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 80-90 a kg, okra for Tk 40 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 40-60 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 40-60 a kg on Friday.

The price of red lentil remained high on the kitchen markets. The 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 120-125 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The price of onions remained unchanged. The local variety was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg while the imported variety was selling for Tk 20-30 a kg.

The price of broiler chicken also remained unchanged 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 with 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.

The price of eggs remained high as well with each hali or four pieces selling for Tk 32-36 on Friday.

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.

The price of garlic fell by Tk 10 a kg over the week. Imported garlic was selling for Tk 90-100 a kg while the local variety was retailing at Tk 100-110 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The price of ginger remained unchanged. Imported ginger was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg and the local variety was retailing at Tk 120-150 a kg on the day.

The prices of fish also remained unchanged over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 260-350 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. The price of rice remained high and the course variety rice was selling for Tk 40-45 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 with the fine variety of Najirshail rice retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg.

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