February 18, 2017 - 5:15pm
The prices of vegetables and fish went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.
Traders said that a supply shortage of winter vegetables took place in the market and the demand for fish increased last week as red meat remained out of market due to six-day strike of butchers in the city.
The prices of most of the vegetables increased by Tk 5-Tk 20 a kg over the week.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 80-100 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40 a piece, okra at Tk 80 a kg and papaya at Tk 30 a kg.
Among the winter vegetables, cabbage was selling at Tk 30 a piece, cauliflower at Tk 30 a piece, radish at Tk 15-20 a kg, carrot at Tk 30 a kg and beans at Tk 40 a kg.
Green chilli was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg on Friday.
Prices of fish increased by Tk 30-50 a kg over the week.
Rohita was selling at Tk 230-350 a kg, Katla at Tk 220-350 a kg, Pangas at Tk 120-260 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 120-160 a kg, depending on the size and quality.
Price of broiler remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 160-165 a kg, while the locally-bred hens were selling at Tk 320- 420 a kg on Friday.
Beef and mutton remained out of market over the week due to strike by butcher in the city.
The prices of onion remained unchanged and the local variety of onion was retailing at Tk 30 a kg while the imported variety at Tk 28 a kg over the week.
Prices of garlic decreased by Tk 10 a kg over the week.
Imported garlic was selling at Tk 200 a kg while the local variety was retailing at Tk 180 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Potato was selling at Tk 20 a kg.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-107 while a five-litre container at Tk 515-525 at the city’s kitchen markets on Friday.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg while palm oil was selling at Tk 85 a kg in the city markets over the week.
Unpacked refined sugar was selling at Tk 70 a kg while packed one was retailing at Tk 72 a kg.
Sugar produced by Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation was retailing at Tk 70 a kg over the week.
The coarse variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-42 a kg while BR-28 rice was selling at Tk 44-48 a kg over the week.
The coarse variety of Miniket rice was retailing at Tk 50-52 a kg, while its fine variety was selling at Tk 54-55 a kg in the city markets on Friday.
The fine variety of Najirshail rice was selling at Tk 55-58 a kg over the week.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged over the week.
The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 140-145 a kg while the fine variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 140-150 a kg on the day.
The coarse variety of imported red lentil was retailing at Tk 90-110 a kg over the week.
The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-32 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.
The price of ginger remained unchanged and the item was retailing at Tk 80-120 a kg in the city markets on Friday.