A photo shows sacks of rice at a shop at the Kaptan Bazar kitchen market in the capital on Friday. The prices of rice and edible oil increased further on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday. — Focusbangla photo

The prices of rice and edible oil increased further on the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday.

Consumers expressed their anger over the hike in rice price amid the harvesting season of Aman paddy in the country.

They said that rice mill owners had increased the price of rice using the high price of paddy as an excuse.

Traders also said that refiners had continued to raise the price of edible oil for the last two months on the pretext of a price hike of the item on the international market.

The prices of the coarse and medium quality varieties of rice increased by Tk 1-2 a kilogram over the week on the city markets.

The coarse variety of rice was selling for Tk 48-50 a kg while the medium quality variety of rice was selling for Tk 50-52 a kg.

The BR-28 variety of 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.

The prices of unpackaged soya bean oil and palm oil increased by Tk 2 a litre over the week.

Unpackaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 104-106 a litre and palm oil sold for Tk 94-100 a litre on the city markets on Friday.

A one-litre bottle of soya bean oil sold for Tk 115-120 while five litres of packaged soya bean oil sold for Tk 500-540 on Friday.

Prices of some of the vegetables fell on the city kitchen markets over the week.

Aubergine sold for Tk 40-50 a kg, papaya for Tk 30-40 a kg, bitter gourd for Tk 40-60 a kg, okra for Tk 50-60 a kg, bottle gourd for Tk 40-60 apiece, beans for Tk 40-50 a kg, radish for Tk 20-30 a kg, cucumber for Tk 50-60 a kg, cauliflower for Tk 30 apiece and cabbage for Tk 40 apiece on Friday.

The price of green chilli remained unchanged and the item sold for Tk 120 a kg on the day.

The price of sugar remained high over the week.

Refined sugar retailed for Tk 62-65 a kg while the locally produced variety retailed at Tk 70 a kg.

The local variety of onion sold for Tk 70-80 a kg while the imported variety sold for Tk 40-60 a kg.

Potato was selling for Tk 45-50 a kg on the city markets over the week ending on Friday.

The price of broiler chicken decreased by Tk 10 a kg and the item sold for Tk 120 a kg while locally bred hens sold for Tk 400-500 a kg.

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

The price of eggs went down by Tk 2 a hali or four pieces and sold for Tk 30-32 a hali.

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.

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 250-260 a kg and the local variety retailed at Tk 100 a kg.

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

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