Prices of chicken, eggs and vegetables have skyrocketed in the kitchen markets of the capital on Friday, causing financial hardship for the low-income people in the city.
Middle and fixed-income groups have also been hit hard by the price hikes of the essentials.
While visiting several kitchen markets in the capital on Friday, Sonali chicken was sold at Tk 280-300 per kg from Tk 270-280 per kg a week earlier. It was Tk 230-240 per kg two weeks earlier.
Layer chicken was selling at Tk 240-250 per kg from Tk 230-240 per kg a week ago.
The price of broiler chicken was at Tk150-155 per kg while it was Tk 140-145 per kg a week earlier.
The price of farm eggs was Tk110-120 per dozen while it was Tk 108-110 per dozen a week earlier, duck eggs Tk 160 per dozen and local chicken eggs was selling at Tk 190 per dozen.
Local grocery shops were selling per piece egg at Tk 9-10 on the day.
The demand for chicken and eggs has increased due to higher demand from restaurants and hotels, said traders at Mohammadpur Krishi Market.
Sales at hotels and restaurants have increased while the number of weddings and other social events has also increased across the country, pushing up the demand for chickens, he said.
Bean was selling at Tk 129-140 per kg, tomato and carrot prices remained unchanged at Tk 100-120 per kg.
Ribbed gourd price soared to Tk 60-70 a kg from Tk 50-60 per kg a week earlier, bitter guard price rose to Tk 60-70 per kg from Tk 50-70 per kg a week earlier and snake gourd price jumped to Tk 50-60 per kg from Tk 40-50 per kg a week earlier.
Pointed guard was selling at Tk 50-60 per kg from Tk 40-50 per kg a week earlier, okra was selling at Tk 60-70 per kg from Tk 40 per kg a week earlier and Yardlong bean price increased to Tk 80-90 a kg from Tk 70-80 per kg a week earlier.
Green papaya was selling at Tk 20-25 per kg and green banana was selling at Tk 25-30 per four pieces, red amaranth retailed at Tk 20-30 per bunch, radish leaves at Tk 15-20 per bunch and water spinach was selling at Tk 10 per bunch.
The price of farmed Telapia fish was Tk 160-180, Ruhi was selling at Tk 280-380 per kg and Mrigel was Tk 240-280 per kg.