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Price of broiler chicken on the rise

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The price of broiler chicken continued rising in the city’s kitchen markets last week due to a supply shortage, traders said.

The price of broiler chicken continued rising in the city’s kitchen markets last week due to a supply shortage, traders said.

Broiler chicken price increased by Tk 5 a kilogram over the week ending Friday and the item was selling at Tk 160-170 a kg in the city markets. 

The price of the item increased by Tk 30-40 a kg in the last four weeks.

The price of locally bred hens remained high and the item was selling at Tk 380-450 a kg on Friday.

The prices of vegetables remained unchanged over the week.

Radish and beans were selling at Tk 40 a kg and Tk 50 a kg respectively on Friday. 

Cauliflowers were retailing at Tk 30-35 apiece and cabbages at Tk 30 apiece on the day.

Aubergine was selling at Tk 40-60 a kg, bitter gourds at Tk 80-100 a kg, bottle gourds at Tk 40-60 apiece, okra at Tk 80-100 a kg, papaya at Tk 30 a kg, cucumber at Tk 40-60 a kg and tomatoes at Tk 30 a kg.

The price of green chili remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 60-80 a kg on Friday.

Onion prices went down by Tk 3 a kg over the week.

The imported onions were retailing at Tk 20-25 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 22-28 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

Garlic imported from China was retailing at Tk 100-110 a kg while its local variety was selling at Tk 60-70 a kg.

Garlic imported from India was selling at Tk 80-90 a kg.

The price of beef also remained high and the item was selling at Tk 480-520 a kg. 

Mutton was selling at Tk 750-800 a kg in the city markets.

A one-liter container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 100-105 and a five-liter container at Tk 490-515.

Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 90-95 a kg, while palm oil was retailing at Tk 80 a kg.

The course variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 70-75 a kg while the fine variety was selling at Tk 100-110 a kg.

The price of potatoes remained stable and the item was selling at Tk 15 a kg in the city’s kitchen markets.

The price of eggs remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 32-34 a hali (four pieces) on Friday.

Fish prices remained unchanged over the week. Rohita was selling at Tk 250-350 a kg and Katla at Tk 200-350 a kg, depending on their size and quality on Friday. 

Pangas was selling at Tk 130-170 a kg and Tilapia at Tk 140-180 a kg.

Ginger prices remained unchanged and its local variety was selling at Tk 90-100 a kg and the imported variety at Tk 120-130 a kg.

The prices of rice remained unchanged over the week.

The course variety of rice was selling at Tk 38-40 a kg while BR-28 rice was retailing at Tk 44-50 a kg in the city markets on Friday.

The fine variety of Miniket rice was selling at Tk 58-63 a kg while its coarse variety was retailing at Tk 52-55 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice was retailing at Tk 60-65 a kg and its standard variety at Tk 56-58 a kg.

The prices of sugar remained unchanged. 

The refined and imported sugar was selling at Tk 50 a kg, while the locally produced sugar was selling at Tk 70-72 a kg in most of the Dhaka markets on Friday.

Fine-quality packaged salt was selling at Tk 38 a kg, while the refined variety of salt was retailing at Tk 25 a kg.

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