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Prices of some essential items soar

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 17 December, 2022 12:00 AM
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The prices of flour, onions, chickpeas, and sugar increased further, while the prices of chicken, potatoes, lentils, and farm eggs marked a fall in the capital on Friday.

Traders said ample supply has reduced the price of some essential items, including chicken and vegetables. But the prices of import-dependent essentials have increased further in the market.

While visiting Mirpur-6 kitchen markets in the capital, it was seen that the price of loose atta increased by Tk 5 per kg and was sold at Tk 65 per kg, while packet atta was sold at Tk 72–75 per kg and Tk 150 per 2 kg.

According to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), the price of loose atta has increased by 2.46 percent in a week, 

the price of packet atta has increased by 1.40 percent, and the price of flour has increased by 6.45 percent in a week.

Loose sugar was sold at Tk 120 per kg, while packet sugar was sold at Tk 125–130 per kg, and local sugar was sold at Tk 140 per kg. The price of salt increased to Tk 38–42 per kg from Tk 35–40 per kg in a week.

Onion prices increased to Tk 55–60 per kg from Tk 45–50 per kg in a week, and chickpea prices increased to Tk 85–90 per kg from Tk 80–85 per kg.

The price of Sonali chicken declined to Tk 240–250 per kg from Tk 250–270 per kg in a week, and the price of layer chicken remained at the previous high of Tk 250–260 per kg.

The price of broiler chicken was sold at Tk 150 per kg, said Sirajul Islam, a chicken trader at Mirpur No. 6 kitchen market.

Farm eggs were sold at Tk 120 per dozen, and local chicken eggs were sold at Tk 180–190 per dozen, he said.

The prices of winter vegetables remained stable.

Cabbage and cauliflower were sold at Tk 30–40 per piece; cucumber was sold at Tk 60 per kg; brinjal was sold at Tk 60–90 per kg, and tomato was sold at Tk 100 per kg.

The price of beans was Tk 40-50 per kg, bitter gourd was Tk 60-80 per kg, gourd was Tk 50-60 per piece, pointed gourd was Tk 60 per kg, okra was Tk 60 per kg, sponge gourd was Tk 60 per kg, snake gourd was Tk 60 per kg; green chilli was Tk 70-80 per kg; and green papaya was Tk 30-40 per kg.