A file photo shows a trader waiting for customers at a shop at Demra in the capital. Prices of rice, edible oil and the coarse variety of red lentil increased on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday. Prices of rice, edible oil and the coarse variety of red lentil increased on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday. — Focusbangla photo

Prices of rice, edible oil and the coarse variety of red lentil increased on the kitchen markets in the city over the week ending on Friday.

Rice prices increased further by Tk 1-2 per kilogram in the past week.

The BR-28 variety 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 62-68 a kg.

The fine variety of Najirshail rice retailed at Tk 62-70 a kg and the coarse variety sold for Tk 46-50 a kg.

Prices of edible oil increased again by Tk 5-10 a kg, according to traders.

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

One litre of bottled soya bean oil sold for Tk 110-120 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 500-540 on Friday.

The price of the coarse variety of red lentil increased by Tk 5-10 a kilogram and the item 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 remained high on the kitchen markets over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 80-90 a kg, papaya for Tk 40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 80 a kg, okra for Tk 70-80 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 50-70 apiece, beans for Tk 100-120 a kg, radish for Tk 50 a kg, cucumber for Tk 70-80 a kg and tomato for Tk 100-120 a kg on Friday.

The price of green chilli remained high and the item sold for Tk 200 a kg on the day.

Potato retailed at Tk 45-50 a kg in the city over the week.

Broiler chicken sold for Tk 125-135 a kg while locally bred hens sold for Tk 400-500 a kg.

The prices of onion also remained high. The local variety sold for Tk 85-100 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 70-80 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 100-120 a kg in the capital.

The imported variety of ginger sold for Tk 220-260 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 160-200 a kg.

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

The price of eggs remained high with four pieces selling for Tk 38-40.

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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