Spice prices rise ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

September 27, 2014

The prices of spices increased in the city’s retail markets over the week ending Friday as the demand for the items rose ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, a religious festival for Muslims.
Traders said recently the prices of the items increased on both the wholesale and retail markets due to increasing demand and strict monitoring along the border against smuggling of the items from India.
The prices of cumin, cloves, cardamom, black pepper and cinnamon increased by Tk 50-Tk 100 a kilogram over the week and cumin was selling at Tk 400-Tk 450 a kg, cloves at Tk 1,600-Tk 1,800 a kg, cardamom at Tk 1,800 a kg, black pepper Tk 1,200 a kg and cinnamon at Tk 300-Tk 350 a kg on Friday.
Mizanur Rahman, a retailer at the Karwan Bazar kitchen market, said that the prices of spices increased a bit on the retail market as the wholesale prices of the items increased by Tk 20-Tk 60 a kg in last week.
The prices of other commodities including vegetables remained high in the city’s kitchen markets.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 50 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40 a kg, tomatoes at Tk 100-Tk 130 a kg, carrot at Tk 60 a kg, papaya at Tk 20 a kg, okra at Tk 50 a kg and bitter gourd at Tk 50 a kg.
The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 100-Tk 120 a kg on Friday.
The price of beef remained high and the item was selling at Tk 300-Tk 320 a kg on Friday.
Broiler price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 120-Tk 130 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 460-Tk 480 a kg over the week.
The local variety of onion was selling at Tk 45 a kg while the imported onion was selling at Tk 38-Tk 42 a kg on Friday.
The prices of both the local and imported garlic remained unchanged and were selling at Tk 100 a kg and Tk 90 a kg respectively on the day.
The prices of unpacked soya bean and super palm oil remained stable and the items were retailing at Tk 110 a kg and Tk 80 a kg respectively.
The price of bottled soya bean oil remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 540-Tk 560 a five-litre container in the city’s kitchen markets.
The price of egg remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 32 a hali (four pieces) in the city on Friday.
Potato price decreased by Tk 2 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 22-Tk 25 a kg over the week.
Sugar price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 45-Tk 47 a kg on Friday.
The price of red lentil imported from Turkey and Canada remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 90 a kg on Friday.
The fine variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130 a kg on Friday while its local variety was selling at Tk 115 a kg.
The prices of fish remained unchanged.
Rohita was selling at Tk 300-Tk 350 a kg, katla at Tk 280-Tk 350 a kg, pangas at Tk 150-Tk 200 a kg and tilapia at Tk 150-Tk 180 a kg, depending on their size and quality.
The fine varieties of miniket rice were selling at Tk 48-Tk 50 a kg while the coarse varieties were retailing at Tk 44-Tk 46 a kg.
The fine varieties of BR-28 rice were selling at Tk 42-Tk 44 a kg and the coarse varieties of parija were selling at Tk 38-Tk 40 a kg.

-With New Age input

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