A file photo shows a man looking at potatoes at a kitchen market in the capital last week. The price of potato increased on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday due to a supply shortage of the item. — New Age photo

The price of potato increased on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday due to a supply shortage of the item.

The prices of rice, edible oil and red lentil remained high while the prices of vegetables decreased on the city markets.

Traders said that the price of potato increased further over the week as the stock of the item neared an end due to the off-season.

The price of potato increased by Tk 5-10 a kilogram on the city markets and the item sold for Tk 50-55 a kg over the week ending on Friday. 

The BR-28 rice sold for Tk 54-56 a kg. The standard variety of Miniket rice sold for Tk 56-60 a kg and the fine variety sold for Tk 62-65 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice retailed at Tk 62-68 a kg and the coarse variety sold for Tk 46-50 a kg.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 100-104 a kg and palm oil sold for Tk 90-95 a kg.

One litre of bottled soya bean oil sold for Tk 110 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 500-540 on Friday.

The coarse variety of red lentil sold for Tk 75-80 a kg. The fine variety sold for Tk 120-125 a kg and the medium-quality variety for Tk 90-95 a kg.

Prices of vegetables started to decrease as winter items hit the market over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 50-60 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 60 a kg, okra for Tk 60 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 40-60 apiece, beans for Tk 50-60 a kg, radish for Tk 40-50 a kg, cucumber for Tk 50-60 a kg, cauliflower for Tk 50 apiece and cabbage for Tk 40 apiece on Friday.

The price of green chilli also decreased and the item sold for Tk 160 a kg on the day.

The prices of onion also remained high. The local variety sold for Tk 7080 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 40-60 a kg.

The prices of garlic remained unchanged over the week. The imported variety retailed at Tk 90-100 a kg while the local variety sold for Tk 100120 a kg in the capital.

The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 150-180 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 100-150 a kg.

The price of eggs remained high with four pieces selling for Tk 35-38.

Broiler chicken sold for Tk 125-130 a kg while locally bred hens sold for Tk 400-500 a kg.

Beef sold for Tk 550-560 a kg while mutton sold for Tk 800-900 a kg in the capital.

The prices of fish remained unchanged over the week.

Rohita sold for Tk 260-350 a kg and Katla for Tk 250-350 a kg, depending on size and quality.

Pangas sold for Tk 130-180 a kg and Tilapia sold for Tk 120-160 a kg.

Fine-quality packaged salt retailed at Tk 35 a kg while the refined variety retailed at Tk 25 a kg.

Refined sugar retailed at Tk 60-65 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.

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