Prices of edible oil, onion, vegetables, chicken and chili have gone up during the week. Besides, the prices of eggs and potatoes have come down.
On the other hand, the prices of other products remained unchanged.
The situation has been observed after visiting a good number of kitchen markets in the capital on Friday.
The prices of most vegetables in the market have gone up by Tk 10 to Tk 20 per kg. In these markets per kg brinjal is being sold at Tk 60, bitter gourd at Tk 80, tomato Tk 120, bean Tk 120, string beans Tk 80, pumpkin Tk 40, snake gourd at Tk 40, pointed gourd Tk 60, potato Tk 18, spiny gourd at Tk 60, cauliflower and cabbage at Tk 50 per piece, and gourd at Tk 60 per piece.
The price of onion is increasing and it is being sold at Tk 50 per kg. The price of green chili has gone up in the market and is being sold at Tk 160 per kg after an increase of Tk 20. Papaya is being sold at Tk 30 per kg.
Cucumbers are being sold at Tk 60 to Tk 70 per kg.
Dried chilies are being sold at Tk 150 to Tk 250 per kg, garlic at Tk 80 to Tk 130, ginger at Tk 100 and turmeric powder at Tk 160 to Tk 220 per kg. Besides, Indian lentils are being sold at Tk 90 per kg and local lentils at Tk 110 per kg.
Jamal, a vegetable trader at Rampura Kitchen market, said, “Vegetable supply is still lower than the market demand. We hope this situation will change when supply of vegetable will be adequate.”
Edible oil prices have risen in these markets. In retail level oil is being sold at Tk 153 per liter. Sugar is being sold at Tk 80 per kg at the previous price. Besides, packets of sugar are being sold at Tk 85 per kg.
The price of eggs has come down in the market. Dozens of red eggs are being sold at Tk 105. Dozens of duck eggs are being sold for Tk 180. Local chicken eggs are being sold for Tk 180.
The price of broiler chicken has increased again in these markets. Broiler chickens are being sold at Tk 170 per kg with an increase of Tk 20 per kg. Sonali chicken is being sold at Tk 290 per kg and layer chicken at Tk 230 per kg.