Vegetable prices go upStaff Correspondent
The prices of vegetables and imported onion went up on the retail markets in the city over the week ending Friday.
Traders said the prices of some vegetables increased as the season of the items was at an end.
The price of imported onion increased slightly over the week as traders decreased the volume of import of the item amid huge supply of local onion, they said.
The prices of bean, bitter gourd, cucumber, okra and radish increased by Tk 5-Tk 10 a kilogram over the week.
Bean was retailing at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg, bitter gourd at Tk 50 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg, okra at Tk 100 a kg and radish at Tk 15 a kg on Friday.
The prices of other vegetables remained unchanged.
Cauliflower was being sold at Tk 25 a piece, cabbage at Tk 20 a piece, aubergine at Tk 30-Tk 50 a kg, carrot at Tk 30 a kg, tomato at Tk 30 a kg, green chilli at Tk 40 a kg and papaya at Tk 25 a kg on the day.
The price of the imported onion increased by Tk 5 a kg and it was selling at Tk 30 a kg on Friday while the local one was selling at Tk 30 a kg.
The price of bottled soya bean oil (five litres) remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 575-Tk 585 in the city’s kitchen markets. The unpacked soya bean oil was retailing at Tk 112-Tk 115 a kg.
Broiler was selling at Tk 130-Tk 140 a kg on Friday while the locally-breed hens were selling at Tk 200-Tk 300 a piece of 800 grams to one kg.
The price of egg remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 28 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The price of local red lentil remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 108 a kg on Friday.
Potato was retailing at Tk 10-Tk 15 a kg and sugar was selling at Tk 48-Tk 50 a kg.
Fish prices remained almost unchanged over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 200–Tk 350 a kg on Friday, pangas at Tk 100–Tk 150 a kg and tilapia at Tk 150–Tk 180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
The prices of beef and mutton remained steady.
Beef was selling at Tk 270 to Tk 280 a kg and mutton at Tk 450 a kg on Friday.
The prices of rice remained high and the fine varieties of miniket were selling at Tk 48-Tk 52 a kg while its coarse varieties were retailing at Tk 44-Tk 46 a kg.
The price of BR-28 also increased by Tk 2 a kg and was selling at Tk 42-Tk 45 a kg and coarse varieties of parija were selling at Tk 40-Tk 41 a kg.
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