The price of broiler chicken went up in the kitchen markets in the capital city over the week ending on Friday over an increase in demand for the item.
Traders said that the price of broiler chicken usually went up in the market in December-April as demand for the item soared during this time when many festivals are celebrated and the number of weddings and picnics rise.
‘The demand for broiler chicken has increased in the last three weeks in the city due to a rise in the number of picnics and weddings,’ Mamun Hossain, a trader at Hatirpool kitchen market, told New Age on Friday.
He said that people had stopped holding functions and parties for a long time due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country but they had now resumed holding these programmes as the rate of virus infection had declined.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kilogram over the week and the item was selling for Tk 150-160 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 prices of edible oil remained high in the city markets over the week ending on Friday.
A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 130-135 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 580-620 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 also 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 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 2025 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 price of eggs remained unchanged. The item was selling for Tk 30-32 a hali or four pieces.
The prices of onion fell by Tk 5 a kg over the week. The local variety sold for Tk 25-30 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 20-25 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 mediumquality 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 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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