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Prices of rice, flour, lentil, edible oil increase further

Egg, chicken get cheaper

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 November, 2022 12:00 AM
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Prices of rice, lentil, flour and edible oil increased further while onion, egg and chicken prices marked a fall in the capital’s kitchen markets on Friday.

There is no relief from the skyrocketing price of essentials in the market as the price of one after another essential increases each week. It has become difficult for people with limited income to survive in this situation.

However, the prices of eggs and chicken have marked a fall in the last two weeks, giving some relief to consumers.

Fine-quality rice price has increased by 2.24 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 65-72 per kg while medium-quality rice price has increased by 1.79 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 54-60 per kg and coarse rice price increased by 3.06 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 48-53 per kg, according to Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB).

Packet atta price increased by 3.70 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 65-75 per kg while packet flour price increased by 1.27 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 75-85 per kg, according to the TCB. 

Loose soybean oil price increased by 0.56 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 172-185 per litre while the price of 5-litre bottled soybean oil increased by 1.69 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 875-925 and one-litre bottled soybean oil price increased by 2.74 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 185-190.                Loose palm oil price increased by 4.08 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 125-130 per litre while super palm oil price increased by 5.45 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 140-150 per kg. 

Big-grain lentil price increased by 2.44 percent in a week and was sold at Tk 100-110 per kg while medium-grain lentil price increased by 2.04 percent in a week and was sold at 120-130 per kg.

The chicken and egg market has shown a declining trend in the last two weeks, said Tohidul Islam, a chicken trader at Mohammadpur.

The price of broiler chicken has declined to Tk 145-150 per kg from Tk 160 in a week.

Sonali chicken maintained the previous week's price of Tk 300 per kg and layer chicken was also sold at the previous week's price of Tk 270-280 per kg.

The price of farm eggs has declined to Tk 120 per dozen from Tk 130 in a week.

Beef was sold at Tk 680-700 per kg and mutton was sold at Tk 850-900 per kg.

While visiting Mohammadpur Kitchen Market, this correspondent found that most of the vegetables maintain the previous week’s prices.

Cucumber price was Tk 60-70 per kg while cabbage and cauliflower was Tk 40-60 per piece, brinjal (round) was Tk 80-90 per kg, brinjal was Tk 60-70 per kg, tomato was Tk 110-120 per kg, bean was Tk 50-60 per kg, bitter gourd was Tk 60-80 per kg, gourd was Tk 50-60 per piece, pointed gourd was Tk 60 per kg, snake gourd was Tk 60 per kg, okra was Tk 60 per kg and sponge gourd was Tk 60-70 per kg.

The green chilli was sold at Tk 70-80 per kg while green banana was sold at Tk 40 per four pieces, potato was sold at Tk 30-40 per kg, local onion was sold at Tk 45-50 per kg and garlic was sold at Tk 110-130 per kg.