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Prices of potatoes, onions on the rise

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:06, Dec 18,2020

 
 

A vendor sells winter vegetables, including potato, at the Karwan Bazar kitchen market in the capital on Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of potatoes and onions increased on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the price of potatoes had increased on the city markets as transportation of the item from the northern part of the country had been disrupted by dense fog in the last few days.

They said that the price of onions had gone up due to a supply shortage as import of the item had declined in recent days.

The price of potatoes increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week. The item was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg while the newly harvested variety was selling for Tk 50-55 a kg.

The price of onions increased by Tk 5-10 a kg. The local variety sold for Tk 60-70 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 40-50 a kg over the week on the city markets.

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 52-54 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.

The prices of soya bean oil and palm oil also remained high on the city markets 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 decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 120 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.

Prices of vegetables remained stable on the city kitchen markets over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 30-60 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 15-20 a kg, cucumber for Tk 40-50 a kg, cauliflower for Tk 20 apiece and cabbage for Tk 25-30 apiece on Friday.

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

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 100120 a kg in the capital.

The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 80-100 a kg while 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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