Prices of vegetables, eggs, flour go up


The prices of vegetables, eggs, coarse flour and flour went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday.
Traders said that the prices of vegetables increased due to a supply shortage as transport workers in many districts remained off the road in the week protesting at the Road Transport Act 2018.
They said prices of coarse flour and flour went up due to price hike of wheat.
The prices of most of the vegetables increased in the city markets on Friday.
The prices of cauliflowers and cabbage increased by Tk 10 apiece over the week. Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 50-60 apiece and cabbage at Tk 40-50 apiece in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Radish, beans and spinach were selling for Tk 50 a kg, Tk 60 a kg and Tk 80-100 a kg respectively on the day.
Aubergine was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg, papaya for Tk 30 a kg, bitter gourds for Tk 60-80 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourds for Tk 50-60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 100-110 a kg and tomatoes for Tk 80-120 a kg on Friday.
Green chilli was selling for Tk 60-80 a kg on the day.
The price of eggs increased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling for Tk 36-38 a hali on Friday.
The price of packed coarse flour increased by Tk 3-4 a kg to Tk 36-38 a kg while that of unpacked flour rose by Tk 2 a kg to Tk 38-40 a kg.
The prices of rice remained high over the week.
The coarse variety of rice (Sawrna) was selling for Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 42-45 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling for Tk 55-60 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 53-54 a kg.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 58-60 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 52-55 a kg.
The prices of unpacked soya bean oil and palm oil remained unchanged and the items were retailing at Tk 82-88 a litre and Tk 66-72 a litre respectively.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling for Tk 100-102 and a five-litre container for Tk 490-510 on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 10 a kg 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 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 140-150 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
The prices of red lentil remained unchanged and the coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling for Tk 75-80 a kg while its fine variety was retailing at Tk 100-120 a kg.
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 200 a kg on Friday.
The prices of fish remained unchanged in the city markets over the week.
Rohita was selling for Tk 250-380 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
Pangas was selling for Tk 130-190 a kg and Tilapia for Tk 120-180 a kg.
Potato was selling for Tk 25-30 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.
Fine-quality packaged salt was selling for Tk 35 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.
The prices of sugar remained unchanged and the refined sugar was selling for Tk 65 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was retailing at Tk 70 a kg in the city markets.