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Prices of onions, cumin rise ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:24, Jul 17,2020

 
 

A file photo shows a vendor selling different commodities including onions at a shop in the capital. The prices of onions and cumin went up on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday. — New Age photo

The prices of onions and cumin went up on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the onion prices had started rising again due to increased demand for the item ahead of Eid-ul-Azha after decreasing for a few days.

They also said that the prices of cumin increased on the wholesale market ahead of Eid.

The prices of green chilli and potatoes went up over the week.

The prices of onions had decreased at the beginning of the week and its local variety was selling for Tk 35-40 a kilogram while the imported variety was selling for Tk 20-30 a kg.

The prices of the item increased by Tk 5 a kg in the last two days of the week and the local variety of onions was selling for Tk 40-45 a kg while the imported variety was selling for Tk 25-35 a kg on Friday.

The price of green chilli and potatoes remained high.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 150-160 a kg while potatoes were selling for Tk 30-35 a kg on Friday.

The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week.

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

The price of red lentil remained high on the kitchen markets. The medium-quality variety was selling for Tk 95-100 a kg while the coarse variety was selling for Tk 77-75 a kg.

The fine variety of red lentil was selling for Tk 120-125 a kg on the markets on Friday.

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 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 80-100 a kg while the local variety was retailing at Tk 90-100 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The prices 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 of 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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