Prices of edible oil, onion further increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 22:40, Apr 30,2021

 
 

A photo shows edible oil and onion at the Kaptan Bazar kitchen market in the capital on Friday. The prices of edible oil and onion increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday. — Focsubangla photo

The prices of edible oil and onion increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the prices of both packaged and unpackaged edible oil went up in the kitchen markets of the city as refiners and companies increased the prices of the items.

The refiners recently sent a proposal to the commerce ministry to increase the price of bottled soya bean oil by Tk 5 a litre to Tk 144 a litre from Tk 139 a litre.

The refiners and distributers have already increased the prices of edible oil although the commerce ministry is yet to declare its decision in the matter.

The prices of soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 4-5 a litre over the week in the city markets.

A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 139-144 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 650-660 on Friday.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 125-128 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 115-120 a litre on the day.

The prices of onion increased by Tk 5 a kg over the week and the local variety sold for Tk 40-45 a kg. The imported variety sold for Tk 32-35 a kg over the week in the capital.

The prices of rice 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 63-65 a kg.

Najirshail rice sold for Tk 68-70 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 price of beef remained high as well and the item sold for Tk 570600 a kg on the market.

Mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital.

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

The Sonali variety of chicken was selling for Tk 230-240 a kg while the local variety was selling for Tk 470-500 a kg on the day.

The prices of vegetables remained stable in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 40-60 a kg, papaya for Tk 40-45 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 40-50 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 40-50 apiece, cucumber for Tk 4060 a kg, string beans for Tk 40-50 a kg, okra for Tk 40-50 a kg, pointed gourd for Tk 30-40 a kg and tomato for Tk 30-40 a kg.

Potato was selling for Tk 20 a kg while green chilli was selling for Tk 5070 a kg on Friday.

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 the size and quality.

Pangas sold for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia sold for Tk 120-160 a kg.

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.

The price of eggs fell by Tk 2 a hali over the week. The item was selling for Tk 28-30 a hali or four pieces.

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