Prices of essentials increase in capital

Staff Correspondent

6 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Prices of potato, onion, chicken, egg, ginger and medium-quality rice have increased at markets in the capital, putting more pressure on the wallet of the fixed income group.

However, prices of winter vegetables remained stable in the market on Friday due to their adequate supplies.

People are hit hard by the rising prices of many essential commodities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

They also are struggling with a reduction in their incomes due to the pandemic.

Huge quantities of winter vegetables, including cauliflower, cabbage, beans, radish, broccoli and spinach, have arrived in local markets.

Local variety of onion was sold at Tk 35-40 per kilogram on Friday, but its price was Tk 28-35 per kg a week earlier.

The price of local onion has increased by 19.05 percent in a week, according to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

Price of imported ginger has increased by 16.67 percent in a week and it was Tk 80-130 per kg, TCB sources said.

Price of potato was Tk 16-20 per kg on Friday, but it was sold at Tk 15-20 per kg a week earlier. Its price has increased by 2.86 percent in a week, the TCB data shows.

Price of medium quality rice has increased by 1.85 percent in a month and was selling at Tk 52-58 per kg in the capital on Friday. 

Farm egg price was Tk 28-32 (4 pieces) on the day and it was Tk 29-32 (4 pieces) a week earlier and its price has increased by 2.86 per cent in a week.

Chicken (broiler) price was Tk 130-145 per kg on Friday and it was Tk 125-140 per kg a week earlier and its price has increased by 3.77 percent.

While visiting Mohammadpur Krishi Market in the capital, it was seen that tomato was selling at Tk 20-30 a kg, bean at Tk 20-40 a kg and brinjal at Tk 30-40 a kg.

Radish was selling at 20-25 per kg, carrot was selling at Tk 15-30 per kg, guard price was Tk 40-50 per piece and   

cabbage and cauliflower was Tk 15-20 per piece on Friday.

Kobir Ali, a vegetable trader, said prices of onion and potato have slightly increased in the kitchen market.