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Prices of essentials soar further

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Prices of essentials soar further

Prices of essential commodities soared further in the city kitchen markets during the last seven days, putting more pressure on the wallets of the consumers.

Prices of different vegetables, flour, cooking oil, onion, potato, garlic, dry chili, turmeric and some fishes have risen in the markets.

On the other hand, prices of rice, lentil, ginger, chicken and some spices have declined.

Prices of nine food items have increased in the city markets while nine others declined, according to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

Low-income people are struggling for survival with decline of their income due to the corona situation in the country. Recent price hike of essentials have added to their woes. 

Prices of vegetables like bean, cauliflower, cabbage, and radish are high despite ample supply of the produces in the markets.

While visiting different markets in the city on Friday, this correspondent found that price of packet flour has increased by 6.41 percent in a week and was sold at Tk38-45 per kg, loose flour has increased by 2.35 percent and was sold at Tk 42-45 per kg, according to TCB.

Soybean oil has increased by 1.39 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 700-760 per five liter bottle, according to TCB.

Potato price has increased by 11.11 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 22-28 per kg, local onion price increased by Tk 2.68 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 55-60 per kg, imported onion price increased by Tk11.11 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 45-55 per kg, according to TCB.

Garlic price has increased by 20 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 40-80 per kg, according to TCB.

While visiting Mohammadpur Krishi Market, it was seen that the prices of vegetables and most of the fish has increased on Friday.

Price of pointed guard was Tk 40-50 per kg, radish was Tk 40-50 per kg, bitter guard was Tk 60-80 per kg and snake guard was Tk 40-50 per kg. Price of those items was same high as the previous week.

Price of ribbed guard was 40-50 per kg, yardlong bean was Tk 50-70 per kg, cauliflower price was Tk 40-50 per piece and cabbage was Tk 30-40 per piece.

Prices of tomato and carrot remained unchanged while tomato was selling at Tk 140-160 per kg and carrot at Tk 100-160 per kg on Friday.

Prices of Tilapia and Pangas fish were same as it were in the previous week and sold at Tk 160-170 per kg. Ruhi was selling at Tk 280-350 per kg, Mrigel fish price shot up to Tk 220-250 per kg from 200-220 per kg.

Shrimp price soared to Tk 600-650 per kg, Pabda price was Tk 600 per kg. Some fish traders said that the prices of fish have increased due to supply shortages.

However, the price of broiler and sonali chicken dropped slightly.

The price of broiler chicken dropped to Tk 160-165 per kg from Tk 165-170 per kg a week earlier, Sonali chicken price slipped to Tk 290-300 per kg on Friday from 320-340 per kg a week earlier.

Layer chicken price has increased and sold at Tk 240-250 per kg while it was at Tk 220-230 per kg a week earlier.