Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, prices of some commodities, such as rice, onions, potatoes, and ginger, have increased in the capital's retail markets.
Although rice prices fell in the previous week, they increased further at the kitchen market this week. The price of onions and ginger has also increased this week.
The prices of various rice varieties have increased by Tk 3 to Tk 5 per kg.
As more rice has been bought to help those affected by floods across the nation, there has been an increase in demand for rice in the markets.
According to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), the price of fine quality rice increased by 3.60 percent last week and was sold at Tk 64–80 per kg, while the price of coarse rice increased by one percent in a week and was sold at Tk 48–53 per kg on Friday.
Local onion prices increased to Tk 50-55 per kg from Tk 35-40 per kg in a week. Imported onion prices increased to TK 55-60 per kg from Tk 50 per kg in a week.
The potato price increased by 17.02 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 25-30 per kg on the day.
The price of imported ginger saw a decline of Tk 10-20 per kg and was sold at Tk 80-100 a kg.
The price of broiler chicken has declined to Tk 145-150 per kg from Tk 155-160 per kg in a week, but the price of Sonali chicken maintained its previous high price of Tk 250-280 per kg.
The price of carrot maintained its previous high price of Tk 170-180 per kg while the price of cucumber increased to Tk 60 from Tk 40 per kg last week.
Tomatoes were sold at Tk 70-80 per kg, yardlong beans at Tk 50-60 per kg, brinjal at Tk 40-50 per kg, bitter-gourd at Tk 40-50 per kg, pointed guard, ribbed guard, and okra were sold at Tk 40-50 per kg.