Prices of chicken, fish skyrocket

Staff Correspondent

6 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Prices of different types of rice, fish, chicken, eggs, onion and lemons have increased in the city, putting more pressure on the wallet of the low-income people. 

However, prices of potato and most of the winter vegetables have declined while edible oil, beef and mutton prices were stable in the kitchen market on Friday.

Fishes including pabda, ruhi, katla, tengra, golsha, shoul,boal, shrimp and other species increased by Tk 50-120 per kg in a week in the capital on Friday .

Farmed tilapia price was Tk 150-180 depending on sizes while some variety of ruhi (1-1.5 kg) was sold at Tk 250-360 per kg on Friday.

Indigenous varieties of ruhi (above 2.0 kg) was sold at Tk 400-550 per kg and katla at Tk 380-Tk 500 a kg Mohammadpur Krishi Market on the day.

Shrimp of different quality and sizes was selling at Tk 400-900 per kg and shoul at Tk 400-500 a kg.

Indigenous pabda was sold at Tk 600-700 per kg while cultured pabda at Tk 400-600 a kg on the day.

Traders claimed that a ban fishing hilsa for the next two months has hiked the price of fish.

Prices of poultry meat increased.            

Sonali chicken price has increased by Tk 60 per kg and was sold at Tk 300 while broiler chicken has increased by Tk 10 per kg and was sold at Tk 150 per kg at Mohammadpur Krishi market.

Farm egg has increased by Tk 5 per dozen and was sold at Tk 90 per dozen, duck egg was sold at Tk 150-160 per dozen and Sonali chicken egg was sold at Tk 160-170 per dozen.

Price of lemon has increased by Tk 20 per hali and was sold at Tk 50 per four pieces.

Price fine, medium and coarse rice has increased by 2.46, 1.89 and 3.26 per cent respectively in the capital in the last one week, according to Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

Fine rice price was Tk 60-65 per k fog Friday while it was Tk 58-64 per kg a week earlier, medium quality rice was Tk 50-58 per kg while it was Tk 50-56 per kg a week earlier and coarse rice price was Tk 45-50 per while it was Tk 44-48 per kg a week earlier, according to TCB.

Local onion prices also increased by 25 per cent and imported onion price has increased by 4.65 percent in a week, according to TCB.

Local onion was Tk 35-40 per kg on Friday while it was Tk 25-35 per kg a week earlier and imported onion was Tk 20-25 per kg while it was Tk 18-25 a week earlier, TCB data said.

Price of bay leaf has increased by 13.79 percent and was sold at Tk 130-200 per kg while it was Tk 120-170 a week earlier, it said.

Prices of beef and mutton remained unchanged, which is being sold at Tk 550-570 per kg and Tk700-750 per kg.

 


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