Time News Desk: The prices of rice, edible oil and sugar went up on the kitchen markets in the capital Dhaka over the week ending Friday.
The prices of most of the other essential commodities remained high although the prices of eggs and broiler chicken decreased in the city over the week.
Traders said that rice mill owners, sugar refiners and wholesalers were raising the prices of rice and refined sugar.
They said that the prices of edible oil went up as the government and refiners increased the prices of the commodity on Tuesday.
The prices of rice increased by Tk 3-5 a kilogram over the week in the city.
The coarse variety of rice sold for Tk 56-58 a kilogram in the capital on Friday.
The medium-quality variety of rice sold for Tk 62–65 a kilogram while the BR-28 variety, also known as a lower-grade Miniket, retailed at Tk 66–70 a kilogram.
The fine-variety of Miniket sold for Tk 75–80 a kilogram and Najirshail for Tk 85–90 a kilogram on the day.
The price of packaged soya bean oil increased by Tk 7 a litre and the item sold for Tk 192 a litre while a five-litre container of soya bean oil increased to Tk 945 from Tk 910.
The government on August 23 raised the price of unpackaged soya bean oil by Tk 9 a litre to Tk 175 a litre, but the item sold for Tk 180-185 a litre on Friday.
The price of palm oil increased by Tk 7-10 a litre over the week and the item sold for Tk 145-150 a litre.
The price of sugar increased by Tk 3-5 a kilogram and the refined item sold for Tk 88-92 a kilogram while the locally produced one for Tk 85–90 a kilogram.
The price of atta remained high over the week and unpackaged atta sold for Tk 50–55 a kilogram while the packaged atta sold for Tk 55–60 a kilogram in the city on Friday.
The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 20 a kilogram over the week and the item sold for Tk 175–180 a kilogram on Friday.
The Sonalika variety of chicken sold for Tk 280–290 a kilogram and the local variety for Tk 530–550 a kilogram on the day.
The price of eggs decreased by Tk 5–7 a hali (four pieces) over the week and the item sold for Tk 40–43 a hali on the markets in the city on Friday.
The prices of red lentil remained high over the week and the coarse variety sold for Tk 105–110 a kilogram and the medium-quality variety for Tk 125–130 a kilogram on Friday.
The fine variety of red lentil sold for Tk 130–135 a kilogram on the day.
The prices of vegetables also remained high in the city over the week.
Aubergine sold for Tk 60–80 a kilogram, papaya for Tk 30-30 a kilogram, bitter gourd for Tk 70–80 a kilogram, bottle gourd for Tk 50–60 apiece, cucumber for Tk 50–60 a kilogram, pointed gourd for Tk 50–60 a kilogram, potatoes for Tk 30–35 a kilogram, carrot for Tk 130–140 a kilogram and tomatoes for Tk 120–140 a kilogram on the day.
Green chillies sold for Tk 100-120 a kilogram in the city on Friday.
Beef sold for Tk 680–720 a kilogram while mutton sold for Tk 900–950 a kilogram on Friday.
The local variety of onions sold for Tk 50–55 a kilogram while the imported variety sold for Tk 40–50 a kilogram in the capital on Friday.
The local variety of garlic sold for Tk 80–100 a kilogram while the imported one sold for Tk 120–140 a kilogram on the day.
The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.
Rohita sold for Tk 320–400 a kilogram and Katla for Tk 300–380 a kilogram, depending on size and quality.
Pangas sold for Tk 180–190 and Tilapia for Tk 150–180.
Ginger sold for Tk 100–120 a kilogram and the local variety for Tk 110–140 a kilogram on the day.
The fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 35–38 a kilogram and the coarse variety at Tk 20–25 a kilogram.