Commodity prices stay high

February 21, 2015

Prices of daily essentials including beef and mutton remained high in the capital’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as the ongoing blockade being enforced by the BNP-led alliance hurt the supply chain across the country. Beef was selling at Tk 340-Tk 350 a kilogram in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday while mutton was selling at Tk 500-Tk 530 a kg. Broiler price also remained high in the city markets and the item was selling at Tk 130-Tk 135 a kg on the day.
Fish prices remained unchanged.
Rohita was selling at Tk 200-Tk 300 a kg, katla at Tk 200-Tk 280 a kg, pangas at Tk 120-Tk 170 a kg and tilapia at Tk 110-Tk 180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
Sugar was selling at Tk 46-Tk 48 a kg on Friday.
The prices of vegetables remained unchanged.
Cauliflower and cabbage were retailing at Tk 20 a piece and Tk 15 a piece respectively, aubergine was selling at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg, tomato at Tk 20-Tk 30 a kg, cucumber at Tk 30 a kg, okra at Tk 110 a kg and bitter gourd at Tk 50-Tk 70 a kg on the day.
Potato was selling at Tk 10-Tk 15 a kg on Friday.
Green chilli was selling at Tk 50 a kg over the week.
The prices of onion and garlic remained stable.
Onion was selling at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg while the imported onion was retailing at Tk 38 a kg on Friday.
The prices of imported garlic was selling at Tk 80-Tk 90 a kg while newly-harvested local item was retailing at Tk 60 a kg on the day.
The prices of bottled soya bean oil decreased a bit as refiners revised the prices of the item considering the price fall on international market.
A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 100-Tk 105 while a five-litre container was selling at Tk 500 in the city’s Karwan Bazar kitchen market.
Unpacked soya bean oil was retailing at Tk 95-Tk 100 a litre while refined plum oil was selling at Tk 74-Tk 76 a litre on Friday.
The prices of rice remained high over the week.
The fine variety of BR-28 rice was selling at Tk 46-Tk 48 a kg and the coarse variety was selling at Tk 42-Tk 44 a kg on Friday.
The fine variety of miniket rice was selling at Tk 50-Tk 53 a kg while the coarse variety was retailing at Tk 47-Tk 48 a kg.
The fine variety of najirshail was selling at Tk 55-Tk 58 a kg and the coarse variety was retailing at Tk 46-Tk 52 a kg on the day.
The coarse variety of rice was retailing at Tk 32-Tk 37 a kg over the week.
The fine variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 115 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 110 a kg.
The price of red lentil imported from Turkey and Canada was selling at Tk 90 a kg over the week.
The price of egg remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 30 a hali (four pieces) over the week.

-With New Age input

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