Prices of most essential commodities, including rice, remained high on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday.
Aubergine sold for Tk 80-90 a kg, papaya for Tk 40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 80 a kg, okra for Tk 70-80 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 50-70 apiece, string beans for Tk 80-90 a kg, beans for Tk 100-120 a kg, radish for Tk 50 a kg, cucumber for Tk 70-80 a kg and tomato for Tk 100-120 a kg on Friday.
The price of green chilli remained high and the item sold for Tk 200 a kg on the day.
The prices of rice remained high on the markets in the capital.
The BR-28 variety sold for Tk 54-55 a kg. The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 56-58 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 6065 a kg.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice retailed at Tk 60-65 a kg and the coarse variety sold for Tk 44-48 a kg.
Broiler chicken sold for Tk 125-135 a kg while locally bred hens sold for Tk 450-500 a kg.
Potato retailed at Tk 45-50 a kg in the city over the week.
The prices of onion also remained high. The local variety sold for Tk 90-100 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 70-80 a kg.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged over the week. The imported variety retailed at Tk 90-100 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 100-120 a kg in the capital.
The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 220-260 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 160-200 a kg.
The price of the coarse variety of red lentil increased by Tk 5-10 a kilogram and the item sold for Tk 75-80 a kg. The fine variety sold for Tk 120-125 a kg and the medium-quality variety for Tk 90-95 a kg.
Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 92-98 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 85-90 a litre.
One litre of bottled soya bean oil sold for Tk 108-110 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 490-540 on Friday.
Beef sold for Tk 550-560 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital.
The price of eggs remained high with four pieces selling for Tk 38-40.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita sold for Tk 260-350 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Pangas sold for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia sold for Tk 120-160 a kg.
Fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 35 a kg while the refined variety retailed at Tk 25 a kg.
Refined sugar retailed at Tk 60-65 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.
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