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Prices of egg, edible oil rise

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A file photo shows a trader showing eggs at a market in Dhaka. The price of egg increased on the retail markets in the capital over the week. — New Age photo A file photo shows a trader showing eggs at a market in Dhaka. The price of egg increased on the retail markets in the capital over the week. — New Age photo

The prices of egg and edible oil increased on the retail markets in the capital over the week ending Friday.
Traders said the price of egg increased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) due to a supply shortage and that of palm oil rose by Tk 3 a litre as mill owners raised the price of the item.
Egg was selling at Tk 30 a hali in the city on Friday while palm oil was retailing at Tk 76 a litre.
The prices of vegetables remained stable over the week.
Aubergine was retailing at Tk 50 a kg, bitter gourd at Tk 60-Tk 70 a kg, bean at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40 a kg, okra at Tk 100 a kg and radish at Tk 15 a kg, cauliflower at Tk 20 a piece, cabbage at Tk 20 a piece, carrot at Tk 20 a kg, tomato at Tk 30 a kg, papaya at Tk 20 a kg and green chilli at Tk 60 a kg on Friday.
The price of onion decreased by Tk 5 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 25 a kg over the week.
Garlic price dropped by Tk 10 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 50 a kg on Friday while the imported garlic was selling at Tk 80 a kg.
The price of broiler remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 140-Tk 150 a kg on Friday while the locally-breed hens were selling at Tk 250-Tk 350 a piece of 800 grams to one kg.
Mutton price decreased by Tk 30 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 450 a kg while beef was selling at Tk 270-Tk 280 a kg on Friday.
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.
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 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 fine varieties of BR-28 were selling at Tk 42-Tk 45 a kg and the coarse varieties of parija were selling at Tk 38-Tk 40 a kg. 




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