Prices of essentials still remain high

Staff Correspondent

26 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Prices of essentials still remain high

Prices of rice, edible oil and dry chili have increased in the kitchen market in the capital on Friday, creating more pressure on the wallets of the consumers.  

Though the price of onion has decreased slightly in a week, the price of the most desirable spicesis still high compared to the last month price.

People have been hit hard by the rising cost of many essential commodities including vegetables amid the ongoing outrage of essential price in the last few months.

The fixed income grouppeople are struggling with the decline of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Price of local onion was Tk80-90 per kilogram while the price was Tk90-100 per Kg a week earlier and imported onion was Tk70-80 per kilogram same as the last week price on different kitchen market on the day.

Onion price has started to increase From September 6 in the country but the latest hike in onion price occurred on Tuesday soon after the government of India prohibited the export of all varieties of onion on Monday.

Onion price skyrocketed to Tk100 per kilogram on September 15; posting a hike by Tk40-30 per kilogram in a day.

Local onion price has skyrocketed to Tk90-110 per kilogram and imported onion was Tk70-85 per kilogram on September 16 while the price was Tk80-100 and Tk70-85 per kilogram a day earlier, according to Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

Rice price has increased by Tk100-125 per sack at Dhaka wholesales on Friday and the coarse varieties were selling at Tk2,200- 2,250 per sack (Tk43-44 per kg).

Coarse varieties of rice were selling at Tk45-50 per kg while it was Tk42-48 per kg, medium qualities at Tk52-54 while it was Tk45-50 per kg and finer qualities at Tk58-70 per kg while it was Tk52-60 per kg a week earlier. Price of all verities of soybean oil has increased in the kitchen market on the day compared to the previous week. Loose soybean oil was selling at Tk 90-93 per kg while it was Tk 84-88 per kg a week earlier, soybean 1 liter bottle was selling at Tk 100-110 per bottle while it was Tk 95-110 per bottle and soybean 5 liter bottle was selling at Tk 460-515 per bottle while it was Tk 460-510 per bollte a week earlier.

Price of loose soybean oil has increased by 6.04 percent, 1 liter bottle has increased by 2.88 percent and 5 liter bottle has increased by .52 percent in a week, according to TCB.

Loose palm oil was selling at Tk 80-84 per liter while it was Tk 70-75 per liter a week earlier and palm oil super was selling at Tk 84-90 per liter while it was Tk 75-80 per liter a week earlier. 

Price of palm oil has increased by 13.10 (loose) and 12.26 (super) than the previous week, according to TCB.

Amid the ongoing flood that caused severe damage to crops including vegetables in many producing hubs raised the price of vegetables in the last couple of weeks.

Anisul Alam, a trader, said most of the vegetables price was same as the previous week price while some winter vegetables price slightly decreased on the day.

While visiting Mohammadpur Krishi market it was seen that price of early winter vegetables remainedsame as that in the higher range over the couple of weeks while tomato was selling at Tk 120-140 per Kg, beanat Tk 120 per kg, small size cabbage, cauliflower at Tk 40-50 per piece and carrotat Tk 80-100 per kg, same as the previous week.

Green chilli was selling at Tk200-220 per kg, snake guard was selling at Tk 40-50 per kg, guard was selling at Tk 50-60 per kg while different kinds of leafy vegetableswere selling at 20-30 per bunch.

 


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