The prices of broiler chicken, eggs and red lentil went up in the city’s kitchen markets while the prices of rice and edible oil remained high over the week ending on Friday.
Traders said that the prices of eggs and broiler chicken went up due to increased demand while the prices of red lentil maintained an upward trend as prices of the item increased on the international market.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 5 a kilogram in the city markets and the item was selling for Tk 135-145 a kg on Friday.
The Sonali variety was selling for Tk 220-230 a kg and the local variety was selling for Tk 500-540 a kg on the day.
The price of eggs increased by Tk 4-6 a hali (four pieces) over the week. The item was selling for Tk 34-36 a hali on Friday.
The prices of red lentil increased by Tk 5-10 a kg over the week.
The coarse variety sold for Tk 75-80 a kg and the medium quality variety for Tk 90-100 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 rice remained high in the city over the week with the medium quality variety selling for Tk 52-58 a kg on Friday.
The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 58-62 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 64-66 a kg.
Najirshail rice sold for Tk 65-68 a kg in the city.
The prices of edible oil remained high in the city markets over the week.
A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 155-160 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 680-720 on the day.
Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 130 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 115-118 a litre on Friday.
The prices of vegetables also remained high over the course of the week.
Aubergine sold for Tk 40-60 a kg, papaya for Tk 50-55 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 40-50 apiece, cucumber, string beans and okra for Tk 50-60 a kg, pointed gourd for Tk 40-60 a kg and tomato for Tk 60-70 a kg.
Potato sold for Tk 20-25 a kg while green chilli sold for Tk 50-60 a kg on Friday.
The prices of sugar remained high over the week as well. Refined sugar retailed at Tk 70-75 a kg while packaged sugar retailed at Tk 78 a kg.
The prices of garlic remained unchanged over the week in the city’s kitchen markets.
The imported variety of garlic retailed at Tk 130-140 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 100 a kg in the capital.
The price of beef remained unchanged in the city over the week and the item sold for Tk 550-570 a kg on Friday.
Mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital on the day.
The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week as well.
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 for Tk 120-160 a kg.
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 and the refined variety at Tk 25 a kg on the day.
The prices of onions decreased by Tk 5 a kg over the week. The local variety sold for Tk 50-55 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 45-50 a kg in the capital on the day.
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