Prices of edible oil, broiler chicken increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:43, Dec 11,2020

 
 

A file photo shows bottled soya bean oil at a shop in Dhaka. The prices of edible oil and broiler chicken went up on the kitchen markets of the capital over the week ending on Friday. The prices of edible oil and broiler chicken went up on the kitchen markets of the capital over the week ending on Friday.— New Age photo

The prices of edible oil and broiler chicken went up on the kitchen markets of the capital over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the price of edible oil had continued to rise for the last two months as wholesalers had increased the price of the item.

Wholesalers, however, blamed retailers for the recent price hike of edible oil saying that wholesale prices of both soya bean oil and palm oil had decreased a little but retailers were still charging the previous prices.

The prices of soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 2 a litre over the week.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 104-106 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 98-100 a litre on the city markets on Friday. 

A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 115-120 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 500-550 on Friday.

The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 120-130 a kg. Locally bred hens sold for Tk 400-500 a kg.

Beef sold for Tk 540-560 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital.

The price of rice remained high over the week on the city markets.

The coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk 48-50 a kg while the medium quality variety was for selling Tk 50-52 a kg.

The BR-28 variety of rice sold for Tk 54-56 a kg. The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 56-60 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 62-65 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice retailed at Tk 62-68 a kg and the coarse variety sold for Tk 46-50 a kg.

Prices of some vegetables decreased on the city’s kitchen markets over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 30-40 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 50-60 a kg, okra for Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 40-50 apiece, beans for Tk 30-40 a kg, radish for Tk 20-30 a kg, cucumber for Tk 40-50 a kg, cauliflower for Tk 2030 apiece and cabbage for Tk 30-35 apiece on Friday.

The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item sold for Tk 100-120 a kg on the day.

The local variety of onion sold for Tk 55-65 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 40-50 a kg.

Potato was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg on the city markets over the week ending on Friday.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 30-32 a hali or four pieces.

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.

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 80-100 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 100-120 a kg.

Fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 35 a kg while the refined variety retailed at Tk 25 a kg.

The price of sugar remained high over the week.

Refined sugar retailed at Tk 62-65 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.

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