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Onion prices down, broiler up

  • Published at 11:13 pm September 7th, 2019
File photo of a kitchen market Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

The Pakistani cock prices also rose by Tk15-20 a kg

Onion prices have come down from what they were a week ago while prices of broiler have gone up.

Visiting kitchen markets in the capital, onion was found selling Tk5 less from last week.

At Karwanbazar, Rampura Bazar and Madhubagh Bazar, local onion retailed for Tk50-Tk55. 

The prices of onion imported from India remained unchanged at Tk50 per kg.

Prices of broiler chicken went up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Saturday.

The prices rose by Tk5-10 a kg over the week and the item was selling for Tk125-135 per kg at Karwanbazar and Tk140 at Rampura, Madhubag and other kitchen markets. 

The Pakistani cock prices also rose by Tk15-20 a kg, with the item selling for Tk265-270 per kg. Prices of the locally bred hens remained unchanged, selling for Tk500 a kg on Saturday.

Alamgir Hussen, a trader at Karwanbazar, said the prices of broiler went up because of increased demand since after Eid-ul-Azha. 

Bitter gourds sold for Tk80 per kg, same as last week. 

Tomato retailed at Tk100-120 per kg, while the wholesale price was Tk69-70 per kg. Green chilli remained unchanged, retailing at Tk80-100 per kg while the wholesale price was Tk60 a kg on the day. Okra sold at Tk120 per kg, which was Tk150 a kg last week.

Price of aborigine increased by Tk10, selling at Tk60-70. Papaya sold at Tk20-30 a kg.

The price of eggs increased over the week, selling for Tk105-110 a dozen (12 pieces). 

Garlic prices fell by Tk5-10 a kg. Garlic imported from China was selling at Tk170-180 a kg while its local variety was selling for Tk140-160 a kg.

The price of local variety of ginger was Tk130-160 a kg and that of the imported variety Tk150-170 a kg. 

A one-litre container of soya bean oil was selling for Tk100-102 and a five-litre container for Tk490-500.

The coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling for Tk 70-75 a kg while its fine variety was retailing at Tk100-120 a kg. Najirshail rice sold at Tk58-62 a kg and its standard variety at Tk56-58 a kg.

The coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice sold at Tk 42-45 a kg .

The fine variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk55-60 a kg while its coarse variety retailed at Tk52-54 a kg.

Aminul Islam, a customer at Rampura Bazar, complained, “There is no supervision in the kitchen market, so the prices go up quite whimsically. The kitchen market remains a bit stable because of the syndicate."

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