Vegetable prices still highStaff Correspondent
The prices of most vegetables remained high in the city’s kitchen markets last week ending Friday due to supply shortage, traders said.
Price of chicken broiler, super palm oil and onion, however, decreased over the week.
The prices of aubergine, okra, green chilli and cucumber, increased by Tk 10 to Tk 30 a kilogram.
Traders said that the supply shortage was the main reason for the price hike of vegetables.
Consumers, however, defer with the traders remarks. They said greed of making maximum profit was the main causes of price hike.
Price of aubergine has increased by Tk 10 per kg and was retailing at Tk 60 a kg, okra increased by Tk
10 to Tk 40 a kg, green chilli increased by Tk 10 to Tk 80 a kg and cucumber increased by Tk 30 to Tk 80 a kg.
The prices of tomato, bitter gourd and papaya remained unchanged and were retailing at Tk 80 to Tk 90 a kg, Tk 40 a kg and Tk 20 a kg respectively on the markets on Friday.
Shahidul Islam, a consumer who came to city’s Rampura kitchen market on Friday, said that all of the vegetables were available in the market but
traders were making extra profit in the name of supply dearth.
Price of super palm oil has decreased by Tk 5 a kg and it was selling at Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
Unpacked soya bean oil prices remained unchanged and were retailing at Tk 135 a kg.
Bottled soya bean oil (five litres), like previous week, was selling at Tk 660 to Tk 670 at the capital’s kitchen markets.
Broiler chicken was selling at Tk 160 to Tk 165 a kg at Karwan Bazar and Hatirpool kitchen markets in the city on Friday.
The prices of beef, mutton and fish remained steady on the city’s retail markets last week.
Beef and mutton were retailing at Tk 280 to Tk 300 a kg and Tk 425 to Tk 450 a kg respectively.
Egg price decreased by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) to Tk 40 to Tk 42 a hali over the week.
Rohita, katla, pangas and tilapia, like the previous week, were retailing at Tk 300 to Tk 500 a kg, Tk 250 to Tk 450 a kg, Tk 130 to Tk 200 a kg and Tk 140 to Tk 170 a kg respectively, depending on their sizes and quality.
The price of red lentil and chick pea remained unchanged and wee selling at Tk 128 to Tk 130 a kg and Tk 90 to Tk 105 a kg respectively over the week.
The price of imported garlic further went up by Tk 10 to Tk 120 a kg on Friday.
The prices of potato and local garlic remained unchanged and were selling at Tk 25 a kg and Tk 60 a kg respectively.
Prices of onion and ginger decreased by Tk 5 a kg and the commodities were retailing at Tk 30 a kg and Tk 60 a kg respectively.
Sugar price remain unchanged and was selling at Tk 55 a kg.
The prices of all varieties of rice remained unchanged.
Fine varieties of miniket and najirshail were selling at between Tk 40 and Tk 52 a kg, medium varieties at between Tk 36 and Tk 45 a kg and coarse varieties at between Tk 28 and Tk 32 a kg.
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