Prices of soya bean oil and broiler chicken increased on the kitchen markets in Dhaka city over the week ending on Friday.
Traders said that the price of bottled soya bean oil increased on the retail market as suppliers raised the wholesale price of the item.
The price of broiler chicken went up in the city due to an increase in demand, they said.
According to the traders, the price of chicken usually increases from January to March every year over increased demand for the item during the festive season when the number of weddings and picnic parties rises significantly.
The prices of soya bean oil increased by Tk 2-5 a litre over the week in the city.
A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 135-140 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 580-640 on Friday.
Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 115-120 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 105-107 a litre on the day.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 145-150 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Locally bred hens were selling for Tk 400-500 a kg.
The prices of onion fell by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week. The local variety sold for Tk 30-35 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 25-30 a kg over the week in the capital.
The prices of rice remained high in the city and the medium-quality variety sold for Tk 52-58 a kg on Friday.
The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 62-65 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 67-70 a kg.
Najirshail rice sold for Tk 70-72 a kg in the city.
The 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 market on Friday.
The fine variety of red lentil sold for Tk 115-120 a kg on the day.
The prices of sugar remained high over the week. Refined sugar retailed at Tk 68-70 a kg while the locally-produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.
The prices of vegetables remained stable in 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 40-50 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 10-20 a kg, cucumber for Tk 30-40 a kg, cauliflower for Tk 20 apiece, cabbage for Tk 20-25 apiece and tomato for Tk 30-40 a kg on Friday.
The price of potato remained unchanged over the week and the item sold for Tk 15-20 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item sold for Tk 80-100 a kg on Friday.
Beef sold for Tk 540-560 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital.
The price of eggs remained unchanged.
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 the size and quality.
Pangas sold for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia sold for Tk 120-160 a kg.
The imported variety of garlic retailed at Tk 100-120 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 110-130 a kg in the capital.
The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 80-120 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.
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