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The Financial Express

Commodity prices remain unchanged

| Updated: January 11, 2022 19:32:40


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Prices of almost all essential commodities remained static in Dhaka city’s kitchen markets, maintaining the previous hike on Monday.

Prices of all vegetables like tomato, brinjals, and cauliflower also remained unchanged compared to Sunday.

However, some vegetable vendors and consumers said prices of all kinds of vegetables are much higher than the last winter season.

Prices of broiler chicken, layer chicken, red eggs, and Pakistani and Sonali chickens also remained the same as Sunday.

Prices of newly-harvested onions remained steady, according to traders and consumers.

Broiler chicken was selling at Tk 165-Tk 166 per kg at the wholesale level on Monday, Rasel (single name), a salesman at New Bismillah Broiler at Mohammadpur Krishi Market, told The Financial Express (FE). 

Layer chicken was selling at Tk 220 a kg at the wholesale level, he said, adding that the price of the red egg was Tk 100 a dozen.

He was retailing red eggs at Tk 105-Tk 100 per dozen, he stated.

The retail price of broiler chicken was reported to be Tk 162-Tk 168 a kg, according to the Department of Agriculture Marketing (DAM).

A dozen of red eggs were selling at Tk 33-Tk 35, it said adding that the price of local lentils was Tk 109-Tk 115 a kg.

Jubayer Hossain, a wholesaler at Mohammadpur Krishi Market, told The FE that prices of local lentils and imported lentils remained at the same price level maintaining the previous hike.

Local lentils were retailing at Tk 115 per kg on Monday, while imported ones were selling at Tk 95-Tk 100 a kg at the retail level, he said.

Mentioning that the market has been very volatile recently, Jubayer said prices of flour, edible oil, sugar, and imported lentil remained high.

Akash (single name), a vendor at Mohammadpur Krishi Market, said newly-harvested onions were selling at Tk 34-Tk 35 per kg and imported Indian onions at Tk 45-Tk 46 per kg at the wholesale level.

Imported ginger was selling at Tk 108 a kg at the wholesale level, he added.

Flour, edible oil and sugar witnessed no remarkable change, meaning that the previous higher level of prices continued on Monday.

This correspondent saw that prices of red tomato, brinjals, and cauliflower saw the same price as on Sunday.

Prices of pumpkins, bitter gourd, pointed gourd, newly harvested potatoes, and green chili remained steady in the past few days.

A vegetable vendor, Faruk (single name) claimed that prices of most vegetables remained unchanged on Monday.

Cauliflowers and beans were wholesaling at Tk 25-Tk 30 and Tk 30 respectively on Monday, he said.

Newly-harvested diamond varieties of potatoes were selling at Tk 14-Tk 15 a kg at the wholesale level, he added.

At the wholesale level, green chili was selling at Tk 30-Tk 35 per kg and radish at Tk 18-Tk 20 per kg, Faruk added.

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