Price of broiler chicken on the rise

Increases by Tk 30-40 a kg in 4 weeks

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Mar 23,2019 | Updated: 00:01, Mar 23,2019

 
 

A file photo shows broiler chicken in a Dhaka city market. The price of broiler chicken continued rising in the city’s kitchen markets last week due to a supply shortage, traders said. — New Age photo

The price of broiler chicken continued rising in the city’s kitchen markets last week due to a supply shortage, traders said.
Broiler chicken price increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week ending Friday and the item was selling at Tk 160-170 a kg in the city markets. The price of the item increased by Tk 30-40 a kg in last four weeks.
The price of locally bred hens remained high and the item was selling at Tk 380-450 a kg on Friday.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged over the week.
Radish and beans were selling at Tk 40 a kg and Tk 50 a kg respectively on Friday. Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 30-35 apiece and cabbages at Tk 30 apiece on the day.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 80-100 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-60 apiece, okra at Tk 80-100 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-60 a kg and tomatoes at Tk 30 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg on Friday.
Onion prices went down by Tk 3 a kg over the week.
The imported onions were retailing at Tk 20-25 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 22-28 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 100-110 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg.
Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg.
The price of beef also remained high and the item was selling at Tk 480-520 a kg. Mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 100-105 and a five-litre container at Tk 490-515.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 a kg.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg while the fine variety was selling at Tk 100-110 a kg.
The price of potatoes remained stable and the item was selling at Tk 15 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 32-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
Fish prices remained unchanged over the week. Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla at Tk 200-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality on Friday. Pangas was selling at Tk 130-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 140-180 a kg.
Ginger prices remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 90-100 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 120-130 a kg.
The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 44-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling at Tk 58-63 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-55 a kg.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged. The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-72 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

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