Prices of egg, unpacked soya bean oil go up

A file photo shows eggs are put on display at a market in Dhaka. The price of egg went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage. — New Age photo

A file photo shows eggs are put on display at a market in Dhaka. The price of egg went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage. — New Age photo

The prices of egg and unpacked soya bean oil went high in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday due to a supply shortage, traders said. The prices of unpacked soya bean oil increased by Tk 4 a litre and the item was being sold at Tk 92 a litre in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday. Mizanur Rahman, a trader at the Karwan Bazar kitchen market, told New Age that refiners reduced their supply to the market in the last couple of weeks. The prices of bottled soya bean oil remained unchanged and it was selling at Tk 500-Tk 510 a five-litre container in the city’s kitchen markets while palm oil was retailing at Tk 68 a litre and the super palm oil was selling at Tk 74 a litre on Friday. The price of egg increased by Tk 2-Tk 4 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 32 a hali in the city. The prices of winter vegetables remained unchanged over the week. Cauliflower and cabbage weighing around 1 kilogram to 1.5 kg was retailing at Tk 20 a piece and Tk 15 a piece respectively on Friday. Radish and spinach were selling at Tk 25 a kg and Tk 25 a kg respectively on the day. Aubergine was selling at Tk 30-Tk 50 a kg, tomato (imported) at Tk 60 a kg, tomato (local) at Tk 60 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40 a kg, papaya at Tk 20 a kg, okra at Tk 50 a kg and bitter gourd at Tk 40 a kg on the day. The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 60 a kg over the week. The prices of fish decreased by Tk 20-Tk 50 a kg over the week. Rohita was selling at Tk 200-Tk 250 a kg, katla at Tk 200-Tk 300 a kg, pangas at Tk 120-Tk 150 a kg and tilapia at Tk 110-Tk 140 a kg, depending on their size and quality. Ginger price remained unchanged and the commodity was retailing at Tk 160-Tk 280 a kg. Potato price remained stable and the item was selling at Tk 24-Tk 25 a kg over the week while the newly-harvested potato was being sold at Tk 30 a kg on Friday. Sugar price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 45-Tk 47 a kg on Friday. The price of beef remained high and the item was selling at Tk 300 a kg while mutton was selling at Tk 460-Tk 480 a kg over the week. Broiler price remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 115-Tk 120 a kg on the day. The price of red lentil imported from Turkey and Canada was selling at Tk 90 a kg on Friday. The fine variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 120 a kg on Friday while its local variety was selling at Tk 115 a kg. Garlic price remained high. The imported garlic was selling at Tk 90-Tk 100 a kg while the local one was selling at Tk 100 a kg on Friday. The price of onion remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg while the imported one was retailing at Tk 38-Tk 40 a kg on the day. The prices rice remained unchanged over the week. The coarse varieties of rice were retailing at Tk 30-Tk 31 a kg over the week. The fine varieties of miniket rice were selling at Tk 48-Tk 50 a kg while the coarse varieties of miniket were retailing at Tk 44-Tk 46 a kg. The fine varieties of BR-28 rice were selling at Tk 42-Tk 46 a kg and the coarse varieties of parija was selling at Tk 38-Tk 41 a kg. The fine varieties of najirshail were selling at Tk 55-Tk 57 a kg and the coarse varieties were retailing at Tk 44-Tk 48 a kg.

Source: New Age