Rice, spice prices up before Eid
The prices of all varieties of rice and spice rose on the retail markets in the city last week ending Friday.
Traders said rice prices rose by Tk 2 a kilogram due to an increase in transportation cost ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
The prices of spices rose between Tk 10 and Tk 200 a kg on the retail markets in the city due to forthcoming Eid, they said.
Fine varieties of miniket and najirshail were selling at between Tk 42 and Tk 52 a kg, medium varieties at between Tk 36 and Tk 48 a kg and coarse varieties at between Tk 29 and Tk 34 a kg.
The prices of most of the vegetables remained still high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week.
Aubergine was retailing at Tk 50 to Tk 60 a kg, cucumber at Tk 50 a kg, bitter gourd at Tk 50 a kg, okra at Tk 40 a kg, papaya at Tk 20 a kg and green chilli at Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
The price of tomato increased by Tk 10 a kg and was retailing at Tk 80 to Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
The prices of beef, mutton and fish remained stable on the retail markets last week.
Beef and mutton were retailing at Tk 280 to Tk 300 a kg and Tk 400 to Tk 425 a kg respectively on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 5 a kg and it was selling at Tk 140 to Tk 145 a kg at the Shantinagar kitchen market in the city.
Rohita, katla, pangas and tilapia, like the previous week, were retailing at Tk 350 to Tk 500 a kg, Tk 300 to Tk 450 a kg, Tk 140 to Tk 200 a kg and Tk 140 to Tk 170 a kg respectively, depending on their sizes and quality, on Friday.
The price of hilsa remained unchanged over the week and was retailing at Tk 650 to Tk 700 a kg.
A hilsa weighing about 600 grams to 800 grams was selling at Tk 450 to Tk 500 at the Karwan Bazar kitchen market.
Both unpacked soya bean and super palm oil prices remained unchanged and were retailing at Tk 130 a kg and Tk 95 a kg respectively on the day.
Bottled soya bean oil (five-litre), like the previous week, was selling at Tk 650 to Tk 660 at the Karwan Bazar kitchen market.
The price of red lentil increased by Tk 5 a kg and was selling at Tk 130 a kg over the week.
The prices of potato and egg remained unchanged and were selling at Tk 25 a kg and Tk 38 a hali (four pieces) respectively on Friday.
Cumin price increased by Tk 40 to Tk 500 a kg, cloves by Tk 100 to Tk 1,900 a kg, cardamom by Tk 100 to Tk 1,700 a kg, black pepper by Tk 150 to Tk 1,050 and cinnamon by Tk 50 to Tk 300 a kg over the week.
The prices of onion, garlic and ginger increased by Tk 10 to Tk 20 a kg in the capital’s retail markets.
The local onion was selling at Tk 40 a kg while the imported onion was selling at Tk 35 a kg on Friday.
The local garlic and imported garlic was selling at Tk 60 a kg and Tk 150 a kg respectively at the same time ginger was retailing at Tk 65 a kg to Tk 70 a kg on the day.
The prices of both unpacked and packed atta remained steady over the week.
Unpacked atta was selling at Tk 30 to Tk 33 a kg and packed atta at Tk 76 a packet (two kg).