Commodity prices remain high

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:43, Apr 23,2021

 
 

Prices of most of the commodities remained high on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the prices of some of the daily essentials decreased slightly as demand for the items fell due to the ongoing movement restriction imposed by the government to contain the surge in Covid-19 infections.

The prices of rice, broiler chicken, eggs and vegetables decreased slightly but still remained higher than normal, consumers said.  

The prices of vegetables decreased by Tk 10-15 a kilogram on the kitchen markets over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 50-70 a kg, papaya for Tk 40-45 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 40-50 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 4050 apiece, cucumber for Tk 40-60 a kg, string beans for Tk 50-60 a kg, okra for Tk 50-60 a kg, pointed gourd for Tk 40-50 a kg and tomato for Tk 30-40 a kg.

Potato was selling for Tk 20-22 a kg while green chilli was selling for Tk 50-70 a kg on Friday.

The price of packaged soya bean oil decreased slightly in the city markets over the week.

A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 135-138 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 630660 on Friday.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 120-125 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 110-115 a litre.

The prices of rice also remained high in the city with the medium quality variety selling for Tk 52-56 a kg on Friday.

The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 60-62 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 64-68 a kg.

Najirshail rice sold for Tk 70-72 a kg in the city.

The price of beef remained high and the item sold for Tk 570600 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital.

The prices of sugar remained high over the week as well. Refined sugar retailed at Tk 68-70 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.

The price of broiler chicken fell by Tk 15 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 135-140 a kg in the city on Friday.

The price of the Sonali variety came down by Tk 20 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 230-240 a kg.

The price of the local variety of chicken decreased by Tk 30-50 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 470-500 a kg on the day.

The prices of onion decreased by Tk 5 a kg over the week and the local variety sold for Tk 35-40 a kg. The imported variety sold for Tk 30-35 a kg over the week in the capital.

The imported variety of garlic retailed at Tk 110-120 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 80-90 a kg in the capital.

The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 120-140 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 130-160 a kg.

Fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 35 a kg while the refined variety retailed at Tk 25 a kg.

The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.

Rohita sold for Tk 250-280 a kg and Katla for Tk 230-260 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 price of eggs decreased by Tk 2 a hali over the week. The item was selling for Tk 28-30 a hali or four pieces.

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 markets on Friday.

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

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