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Prices of rice continue rising

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 25,2020

 
 

Sacks of rice are seen at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in the capital on Friday. The prices of rice continued rising on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending Friday.— Focusbangla photo

The prices of rice continued rising on the kitchen markets in the capital over the week ending Friday.

Traders said that the prices of fine varieties of rice increased further on the retail market as the prices went up on the wholesale market.

Wholesalers said that the rice mill owners raised the prices of fine varieties of rice due to supply shortage of boro paddy as the crop was harvested in May-June last year.

The prices of Miniket rice and BR-28 rice increased by Tk 2 a kilogram in the city’s markets over the week.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 58-62 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 54-55 a kg.

BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 46-50 a kg while the coarse variety of rice (Sawrna) was selling for Tk 35-40 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 55-58 a kg.

The prices of vegetables remained unchanged over the week.

Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 35-40 apiece and cabbage at Tk 30 apiece in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.

Radish was selling for Tk 20 a kg and beans Tk 40-50 a kg on the day.

Aubergine was selling for Tk 40-60 a kg, papaya for Tk 20-30 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60-70 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-70 apiece, cucumber for Tk 40-50 a kg, carrot for Tk 40 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 50-60 a kg on Friday.

Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on the day.

The prices of red lentil remained unchanged and the coarse variety of red lentil imported from Canada and Australia was selling for Tk 65-70 a kg on Friday.

The fine variety of red lentil imported from Nepal was retailing at Tk 110-125 a kg on Friday.

The price of unpacked soya bean oil decreased by Tk 2 a litre and the item was selling for Tk 90-94 a litre on the day.

Palm oil was selling for Tk 86-90 a litre in the city markets on Friday.

A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling for Tk 105-110 and a five-litre container was selling for Tk 500-515 in the city markets.

The prices of onions remained high and the local variety was selling for Tk 100–110 a kg while the imported variety was selling for Tk 60-90 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The prices of garlic remained unchanged in the city markets over the week ending Friday.

Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 150-160 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk 180-200 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The prices of ginger remained high over the week and the local variety of ginger was selling for Tk 160 a kg and the imported variety for Tk 180 a kg on Friday.

The prices of sugar remained high and the refined sugar was selling for Tk 65-67 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.

The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 115-125 a kg in the city markets on Friday. The locally bred hens were selling for Tk 500 a kg.

Beef was selling for Tk 550-570 a kg while mutton was selling for Tk 750-800 a kg on Friday in the city markets.

The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.

Rohita was selling for Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality. Pangas was selling for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 120-160 a kg.

Potatoes were selling for Tk 30 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling for Tk 34-36 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 35 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

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