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Soya bean oil, sugar prices on the rise

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:38, Jan 15,2021

 
 

A photo shows soya bean oil on display at a grocery store at the Kaptan Bazar kitchen market in the capital on Friday. Prices of soya bean oil and sugar continued to rise on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday.— Focusbangla photo

Prices of soya bean oil and sugar continued to rise on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that refiners had been increasing the price of soya bean oil for the last two months and that of sugar for the last 15 days.

The prices of the items increased on both the retail and wholesale markets as their prices had risen at the mill gate, they said.

The refiners, however, said that Bangladesh was dependent on imported soya bean oil and sugar and the prices of the commodities had continued to rise on the international market for the last three months. 

The prices of soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 3-5 a litre over the week ending on Friday.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 110-116 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 105-107 a litre on the markets on the day.

A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 125-130 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 560-600 on Friday.

The prices of sugar also increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week. Refined sugar retailed at Tk 67-70 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.

Prices of rice remained high on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week.

The medium quality variety of rice sold for Tk 52-57 a kg on Friday.

The coarse variety of rice sold for Tk 48-50 a kg, the standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 60-62 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 65-70 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice retailed at Tk 65-70 a kg.

Prices of garlic increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week. The imported variety retailed at Tk 100-120 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 100-110 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.

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

Aubergine sold for Tk 30-50 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 40-60 a kg, okra for Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 40-50 apiece, beans for Tk 30-50 a kg, radish for Tk 10-20 a kg, cucumber for Tk 40-50 a kg, cauliflower for Tk 2025 apiece, cabbage for Tk 25-30 apiece and tomato for Tk 40-50 a kg on Friday.

Price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item sold for Tk 100-120 a kg on Friday.

Prices of red lentil remained unchanged over the week.

The coarse variety sold for Tk 65-70 a kg while the medium quality variety sold for Tk 85-90 a kg on the markets on Friday.

The fine variety of red lentil sold for Tk 115-120 a kg on the day.

Price of broiler chicken remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 125-135 a kg.

Locally bred hens were selling 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.

Price of potato fell by Tk 5 a kg over the week. The item was selling for Tk 25-30 a kg on Friday.

Prices of onion decreased by Tk 10 a kg over the week. The local variety sold for Tk 35-50 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 25-30 a kg over the week on the markets in the capital.

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

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.

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