Prices of chicken, edible oil, sugar increase

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:09, May 07,2021

 
 

A file photo shows broiler chicken at a shop in Dhaka. The prices of chicken and edible oil went up in kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending on Friday. — New Age photo

The prices of chicken, edible oil and suger went up in kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending on Friday.

Traders said that the prices of chicken, including broiler, increased in the city markets as demand for the item rose ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

They said that the price of edible oil had gone up on the market in the last few days as the government allowed refiners to increase the price of the commodity by Tk 2 a litre.

The prices of chicken increased by Tk 10-40 a kg in the city markets over the week.

The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk 140-150 a kg in the city on Friday.

The price of the Sonali variety of chicken increased by Tk 30 a kg and the item was selling for Tk 260-270 a kg while the local variety was selling for Tk 500-540 a kg on the day.

The prices of soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 2 a litre over the week in the city markets.

A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 140-142 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 35-40 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 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 62-63 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 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 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 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 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 remained unchanged over the week. The item was selling for Tk 28-30 a hali or four pieces.

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