Traders on Friday increased the price of soya bean oil in the kitchen markets in Dhaka city despite the government setting the price of the product on Wednesday.
Following a meeting with the traders, commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday announced the maximum retail prices of edible oil.
The ministry had set the retail prices of a one-litre bottle of soya bean oil at Tk 135, that of five litres of packaged soya bean oil at Tk 630, that of unpackaged soya bean oil at Tk 115 a litre and that of palm oil at Tk 104 litre.
Edible oils retailed at prices higher than the government-set prices in the city on Friday.
The traders said that they had been selling the edible oils at higher prices as they had bought them at high prices from wholesalers.
Edible oils would be retailed at the government-set prices when the government-set wholesale prices would be implemented, they said.
The prices of packaged soya bean oil increased by Tk 2 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 580-650 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 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 price of broiler chicken remained unchanged 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.
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 3032 a hali or four pieces.
The prices of onion remained unchanged over the week. The local variety sold for Tk 30-35 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 2530 a kg over the week in the capital.
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 30-50 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 20-30 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.
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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