The prices of edible oil rose further and those of onions, beef and fish increased on the kitchen markets in the capital, Dhaka, over the week ending Friday.
Retailers blamed the oil refiners and wholesale traders for the rise in the prices of edible oil.
They also said that the prices of onions increased on the wholesale market for the last two days.
Traders said that the prices of beef increased due to high prices of cows.
The prices of unpackaged soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 10-20 a litre over the week.
Traders said that wholesalers created a supply shortage of cooking oil and increased the prices.
Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 180-198 a litre while palm oil sold for Tk 160-165 a litre on Friday.
A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 168-170 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 790-800 on the day.
A supply shortage of unpackaged soya bean oil and five-litre bottled soya bean oil prevailed in the city for the last couple of days.
State-owned Trading Corporation of Bangladesh on Friday in its daily report said that unpackaged soya bean oil was not found on the markets in the city.
Commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Wednesday warned that stern actions would be taken against the dishonest traders who were violating the ministry-set prices of essential commodities.
He said that the government found some anomalies in selling edible oil as a quarter of traders were trying to create an artificial crisis of the item and turning the packaged soya bean oil into the unpackaged one and charging high prices for the item.
The ministry and edible oil refiners on February 6 set the maximum retail price of one litre bottled soybean oil at Tk 168 and decided that the price would remain unchanged until Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims.
This year Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated early May.
At the meeting, the price of unpackaged soya bean oil was set at Tk 143 a litre and the price of a five-litre bottle of soya bean at Tk 795.
The price of palm oil was set at Tk 133 a litre.
But edible oil has been selling at prices higher than the government-set prices since February 7.
The prices of onions increased by Tk 10-15 a kilogram over the week.
The local variety of onions sold for Tk 55-65 a kilogram and the imported variety for Tk 55-70 a kilogram in the capital on Friday.
The price of beef increased by Tk 20-30 a kilogram over the week in the city and the item sold for Tk 620-650 a kilogram on Friday.
Mutton sold for Tk 800-850 a kilogram on the day.
The prices of fish also increased by Tk 30-50 a kilogram over the week.
Rohita sold for Tk 280-400 a kilogram and Katla for Tk 280-380 a kilogram, depending on size and quality.
Pangas sold for Tk 160-190 a kilogram and Tilapia for Tk 150-160 a kilogram.
The price of broiler chicken remained unchanged over the week and the item sold for Tk 160-165 a kilogram in the city on Friday.
The Sonali variety of chickens was selling for Tk 270-280 a kilogram while the local variety was selling for Tk 500-550 a kilogram on the day.
The prices of vegetables also remained high in the city over the week.
Aubergine sold for Tk 60-90 a kilogram, papaya for Tk 30 a kilogram, bitter gourd for Tk 70-100 a kilogram, bottle gourd for Tk 70-80 apiece, cauliflower for Tk 45-50 apiece, cabbage for Tk 40-50 apiece, bean for Tk 60-70 a kilogram, cucumber for Tk 60-70 a kilogram, carrot for Tk 30-40 a kilogram and tomatoes for Tk 40-50 a kilogram on Friday.
Green chilli sold for Tk 60-70 a kilogram on the day.
The price of potatoes remained unchanged over the week and the item sold for Tk 18-20 a kilogram on Friday.
Fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 32 a kilogram and the refined variety at Tk 20 a kilogram on the day.
The prices of rice remained high over the week and the coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk 48-52 a kilogram in the city on Friday.
The medium quality variety of rice was selling for Tk 54-58 a kilogram and the BR-28, known as a lower grade Miniket, was selling for Tk 58-62 a kilogram in the city.
The fine variety of Miniket was selling for Tk 68-70 a kilogram, the standard variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 63-65 a kilogram and that of Najirshail for Tk 68-72 a kilogram on Friday.
The imported variety of garlic sold for Tk 120-125 a kilogram while the local variety for Tk 60-70 a kilogram on the markets on Friday.
The prices of ginger remained unchanged. The imported variety sold for Tk 140-160 a kilogram and the local variety retailed at Tk 80-120 a kilogram on Friday.
The price of eggs remained unchanged over the week and the item was selling for Tk 36-38 a hali (four pieces) on the market on Friday.
The price of red lentil remained high over the week.
The coarse variety of red lentil sold for Tk 100 a kilogram and the medium quality variety for Tk 105-110 a kilogram on Friday.
The fine variety of red lentil sold for Tk 120-130 a kilogram on the day.