The prices garlic increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week due to a supply shortage.
Traders said that the prices of garlic went up due to an off-seasonal supply shortage of the item.
Garlic price increased by Tk 10 a kg. The imported garlic was selling at Tk 200-210 a kg while the local garlic was retailing at Tk 160-170 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Despite available supply, the prices of vegetables remained high over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-70 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 60 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-50 a piece, okra at Tk 60 a kg and papaya at Tk 30 a kg.
Newly-harvested winter vegetables cabbage was selling at Tk 30-35 a piece, cauliflower at Tk 30-35 a piece, radish at Tk 35 a kg and beans at Tk 60-65 a kg.
Green chilli price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 80 a kg on Friday.
Potato was being sold at Tk 28-32 a kg while the newly-harvested potato was retailing at Tk 60-80 a kg over the week.
The price of onion remained high and the local variety of onion was selling at Tk 35-40 a kg while the imported variety at Tk 30 a kg over the week.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged and the fine variety of the item was selling at Tk 140-150 a kg while imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 100 a kg over the week.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 135-145 a kg, while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 320 a kg on Friday.
Beef was selling at Tk 420-440 a kg while mutton at Tk 600-650 a kg over the week.
Fish prices remained unchanged. Rohita was selling at Tk 200-320 a kg, Katla at Tk 200-300 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-280 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-180 a kg, depending on size and quality.
Edible oil was retailing at higher prices. Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 90 a kg while palm oil was retailing at Tk 68-72 a kg on Friday.
One-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98-102 while that of a five-litre container at Tk 480-505 in the city’s retail markets on Friday.
The price of sugar remained high over the week.
Unpacked refined sugar was selling at Tk 70 a kg while packed one was retailing at Tk 72 a kg.
Sugar produced by the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation was retailing at Tk 70 a kg over the week.
The price of salt remained high and the fine-quality packet salt was selling at Tk 38-42 a kg while the refined one was retailing at Tk 35 a kg on Friday.
The prices of rice remained high and the coarse variety of the staple food was selling at Tk 38-40 a kg over the week.
BR-28 rice was selling at Tk 45-46 a kg, coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 50 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 52 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 55-58 a kg over the week.
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