Prices of essential commodities have been maintaining a rising trend each week, putting more pressure on the wallets of consumers.
Prices of chicken, onion, garlic, flour and potato increased in the kitchen markets of the capital on Friday.
Prices of seven food items increased in the capital while four other essentials declined on Friday, according to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).
Low- and middle-income groups, who have been struggling due to decline in their income amid the coronavirus pandemic, are now hit hard by the rising cost of many essential commodities.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 per kg and it was selling at Tk 160-165 per kg while Sonali chicken was selling at Tk 250-270 per kg on Friday from Tk290-320 per kg a week earlier.
Layer chicken price has also increased and it was selling at Tk 220-230 per kg.
Price of farm eggs has maintained the previous high rate and it was selling at Tk 100-110 per dozen.
While visiting Mohammadpur Krishi Market in the capital, the Daily Sun correspondent found that price of bean was Tk 30-40 per kg as same as the previous week while newly harvested bean was selling at Tk 60-80 per kg.
Price of carrot has declined by Tk 20 per kg and it was selling at Tk40-50 per kg. Tomato was selling at Tk 120-140 per kg while it was Tk 140-160 per kg a week earlier.
Price of yard long bean was Tk 50-70 per kg, cauliflower price was Tk 35-40 per piece and cabbage was Tk 30-40 per piece. Price of red amaranth was Tk 10-15 per bunch, radish leaf was Tk 10-15 per bunch and spinach was Tk 15-20 per bunch.
Telapia and Pangas fish was Tk 150-170 Tk per kg. Ruhi was selling at Tk 300-450 per kg while it was 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 and Pabda price was Tk 600 per kg. Some fish traders said that the prices of fish have increased due to supply shortages.