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Prices of Essentials Soar Further

Low-income people hit hard

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Low-income people hit hard

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Prices of essential commodities have increased further in the city kitchen markets on Friday, pushing the low-income people into financial hardship.

Prices of potato, garlic, soybean oil, palm oil, ginger, rice, ginger, sugar, flour and farm eggs increased further in a week.

Prices of eleven essential commodities have increased while four commodities declined in a week, according to the statistics of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB.

Consumers expressed their resentment over the continuous price hike of essential commodities.

Potato price increased by 27.78 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 20-26 per kg, garlic price increased by 20 percent and sold at Tk 60-90 per kg, soybean oil price increased by 1.41 to 1.64 percent and sold at Tk 690-750 per 5 liter and palm oil increased by 3.77 percent and sold at 135-140 per liter and flour price increased by 3.16-3.53 percent and was sold at 48-50 (packet) per kg and Tk 43-45(loose) per kg, according to the statistic of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

Coarse rice price increased by 2.15 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 45-50 per kg, fine rice price increased by 1.61 and was sold at Tk 58-68 per kg, local ginger price increased by 14.29 percent and was sold at Tk 140-180 per kg, sugar price increased by 1.85 percent and was sold at Tk 80-85 per kg and farm egg price increased by 6.98 percent and was sold at Tk 37-40 per four pieces, according to TCB.

Price of lentil has declined by 1.52 percent in a week and was sold at Tk95-100 per kg, turmeric price declined by 6.82 percent in a week and was sold at TK190-220 per kg, broiler chicken price declined by 9.59 percent and was sold at Tk160-170 per kg and cumin price declined by 2.78 percent and was sold at Tk300-400 per kg on Friday, according to TCB.

While visiting Mohammadpur kitchen markets in the capital on Friday it was seen that price of broiler declined but other chicken prices remained high.

Sonali chicken was selling at Tk 330-350 per kg and layer chicken was selling at Tk 220-230 per kg.

Prices of tomato and carrot remained high as it was in the previous week. Tomato was sold at Tk140-160 per kg and carrot was Tk100-160 per kg.

Bean was selling at Tk80-120 per kg, ribbed gourd was Tk40-50 per kg, radish was TK40-50 per kg and cauliflower and cabbage was sold at Tk 30-50 per piece. Prices of these early winter vegetables have remained high as it were in the previous week.

Bitter guard was at Tk 60-80  per kg, snake gourd was Tk 50-60 per kg, and pointed guard  was Tk 50-60 per kg.

Okra was selling at Tk 40-60 per kg and Yardlong bean price was Tk 70-80 per kg. The produces were sold at the same prices in the previous weeks.

Green banana was selling at Tk30-35 per four pieces, red amaranth retailed at Tk10-20 per bunch, radish leaves at Tk 10-20 per bunch and water spinach was selling at Tk10 per bunch.

Saiful Islam, a vegetable trader at the market, said the price will decline soon once the markets will see ample supply of the produces, he said.