A fish trader waits for customers at a shop at Kaptan Bazar in the capital Dhaka on Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of broiler chicken, eggs, fish, atta and onions went up on the kitchen markets in Dhaka city over the week ending Friday.

Retailers blamed wholesalers and suppliers for increasing the prices of the essential commodities on the market.

They said that the prices of broiler chicken and eggs continued to rise in the wholesale market for the last one month but the supply of the items remained available.

Retailers said that the price of fish started increasing on the city market for the last one week after a ban on hilsa fishing was imposed from October 7.

They also said that the group of companies, who import wheat, had been increasing the price of atta while the price of onions went up due to the off-seasonal supply shortage of local variety.

The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kilogram on the city markets and the item sold for Tk 180–190 a kilogram on Friday.

The price of Sonalika variety of chicken increased by Tk 10 a kilogram and the item sold for Tk 320–330 a kilogram and the local variety for Tk 530–550 a kilogram on Friday.

The prices of eggs increased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) over the week and the item sold for Tk 50–52 a hali on the markets in the city on Friday.

The prices of fish increased by Tk 20 a kilogram over the week.

Rohita sold for Tk 340–400 a kilogram and Katla for Tk 320–380 a kilogram, depending on size and quality.

Pangas sold for Tk 180–190 a kilogram and Tilapia for Tk 150-170 a kilogram.

The prices of onions increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week and the local variety of onions sold for Tk 40–50 a kilogram while the imported variety sold for Tk 40–45 a kilogram in the capital on Friday.

The prices of atta increased by Tk 2-3 a kilogram over the week and unpackaged atta sold for Tk 55–58 a kilogram while the packaged atta sold for Tk 58–60 a kilogram in the city on Friday.

Edible oil was traded at prices higher than the rate set by the government.

As per the latest decision of edible oil refiners and the government, the price of packaged soya bean oil has been set at Tk 178 a litre but the item was sold for Tk 180–185 a litre on the city markets on Friday.

The commerce ministry announced the price of a five-litre container of soya bean oil to be Tk 880 and the item was sold for Tk 880-910 on the day.

The price of unpackaged soya bean oil has been set at Tk 158 a litre but the item was sold for Tk 160–165 a litre on the city markets.

The commerce ministry has set the price of palm oil at Tk 125 a litre but the commodity was sold for Tk 125–135 a litre on the city markets. 

The prices of rice remained high on the city markets over the week and the coarse variety of rice sold for Tk 50–52 a kilogram in the capital on Friday.

The medium-quality variety of rice sold for Tk 56–60 a kilogram while the BR-28 variety, also known as a lower-grade Miniket, retailed at Tk 62–65 a kilogram.

The fine-variety of Miniket sold for Tk 65–75 a kilogram and Najirshail for Tk 80–85 a kilogram on the day.

Refined sugar sold for Tk 90–95 a kilogram while the locally produced one for Tk 85–90 a kilogram.

The prices of most of the vegetables remained high in the city over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 70–80 a kilogram, papaya for Tk 20–30 a kilogram, bitter gourd for Tk 60–80 a kilogram, bottle gourd for Tk 60–70 apiece, cucumber for Tk 50–60 a kilogram, pointed gourd for Tk 50–60 a kilogram, potatoes for Tk 30–35 a kilogram, carrot for Tk 120–130 a kilogram and tomatoes for Tk 120–140 a kilogram on Friday.

Green chillies sold for Tk 80–120 a kilogram in the city on Friday.

The prices of red lentil remained high over the week and the coarse variety sold for Tk 100–110 a kilogram and the medium-quality variety for Tk 120–125 a kilogram on Friday.

The fine variety of red lentil sold for Tk 130–135 a kilogram on the day.

Beef sold for Tk 680–720 a kilogram while mutton sold for Tk 900–950 a kilogram on Friday.

The local variety of garlic sold for Tk 80–100 a kilogram while the imported one sold for Tk 120–140 a kilogram on the day.

Ginger sold for Tk 180–200 a kilogram and the local variety for Tk 200–225 a kilogram on the day.

The fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 35–38 a kilogram and the coarse variety at Tk 20–25 a kilogram.



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