The prices of beef and garlic went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
In the week, the prices of broiler chicken, locally bred hens and vegetables remained unchanged after their recent surges.
Traders said that beef price soared by Tk 30-40 a kilogram in last week as the cattle prices went up.
They said the price of imported garlic increased due to supply shortage.
Beef was selling at Tk 520-550 a kg on Friday in the city markets. Mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg.
The price of garlic imported from China increased by Tk 10 a kg and the item was retailing at Tk 110-120 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.
Broiler chickens were selling at Tk 160-170 a kg in the city markets on Friday and locally bred hens were selling at Tk 380-450 a kg.
Commerce minister Tipu Munshi on March 27 urged the country’s businesses to support the government in checking any abnormal rise in prices of commodities during Ramadan, the month of fasting for the Muslims.
He made the call while attending an evaluation meeting on the stock of goods and commodities ahead of Ramadan at the secretariat in Dhaka.
This year Ramadan will begin early May.
On Friday, radish and beans were selling at Tk 40 a kg and Tk 50 a kg respectively. Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 40-45 apiece and cabbages at Tk 40 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 remained unchanged over the week.
The imported onions were retailing at Tk 20-25 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 22-30 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
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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