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Prices of onions and broiler chicken rise despite no shortage

  • Published at 09:21 pm August 28th, 2021
Dhaka kitchen market
File photo Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

According to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), the price per kg onion has gone up by about 10 % in the last week

On Saturday, upon visiting several kitchen markets around the capital including Hatirpool Kacha Bazar, New Market Kacha Bazar, Mohakhali Kacha Bazar, and Mugda Kacha Bazar, it was seen that oil, pulses, and sugar prices have risen by about Tk5-8 per kg compared to last week.

The prices of onion and broiler chicken have also increased in the market compared to last week, despite no shortage. 

However, the prices of most vegetables remained relatively stable.

Onion prices have increased by Tk5-10 per kg and are now being sold at Tk50 to 55 kg. 

Meanwhile, loose soyabean oil is being sold at Tk138-140, which increased by Tk5 from last week.

The price of local and imported garlic varied from Tk80 to Tk130 per kg and ginger is selling at Tk180-190tk per kg.

According to the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), the price per kg onion has gone up by about 10 % in the last week. Similarly, the price of domestic ginger has gone up by around Tk 10 per kg.

At the same time, the price of turmeric shoots up by Tk30 per kg and is now being sold at Tk210, from Tk180 last week.

Similarly, the price of sugar has also gone up by Tk5 per kg and is now being sold at Tk72-80.

“Sugar price is increased from last week as per kg sugar is being sold at Tk75-85,” said Munzurul Islam, a grocer at Kawran Bazar.

Local pulses, which were sold at Tk95 to100 last week, are now being sold at Tk100 to 105.

Echoing similar sentiments, another vendor from the market, Rubel Hossain said: “Price of rice remained similar to last week. Miniket rice is being sold at Tk60-62 per kg, nazirshail Tk62-65, atashbalam Tk50-54, paijam Tk50-55, gutiswarna Tk50 and chinigura Tk90-95.”

Earlier, the government had decided to reduce tariffs and import rice to bring the rice market back to a stable level.

Prices of green chillies have come down this week by Tk20, chillies are now being sold at Tk80-100.

Meanwhile, the prices of potatoes are Tk20-25 per kg, eggplant remains Tk40-50 whereas cucumber, snake gourd (chichinga) and sponge gourd (dhundal) are being sold at Tk40 per kg which is an increase of Tk5 compared to last week.

Luffa (jhinga) and spiny gourd (kakrol) are being sold at Tk35-40 per kg. And bitter gourd (korola) is being sold at Tk40-48 per kg.

Besides, broiler eggs per dozen are being sold at Tk105, which was Tk100 last week. And retail eggs are being sold at Tk36-38. Duck eggs are being sold for Tk50.

Regarding the price hike, Monowar Hossain, a vendor said: “Since I had to buy them at a higher price now, I am also selling them at a higher price. Cucumber and sponge gourd price went up Tk5-10”

Broiler chicken is being sold at Tk135-140 per kg, Sonali Pakistani chicken at Tk210 to 220, domestic chicken is being sold at Tk400 to 410. 

Beef is being sold at Tk580- 600 kg.

Mutton meat is being sold at Tk800-850 kg.

Fish vendor Ariful Saradar from Karwan Bazar said, “Hilsha from the Padma is not available, it might hit the market at the end of this month.”

He added: “Regular 1kg sized Hislha is being sold at Tk800 and 1.5-2Kg sized Hilsha is being sold at Tk1200-1300. These Hilsha’s are from Chandpur not from the Padma.”


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