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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Price of fish, potato, vegetables on rise

Staff Reporter :
The price of fish, potato and some vegetables has increased again while the price of other essentials remained stable in the city's kitchen markets on Friday.
The price of fresh water fish like Shing, Magur, koi, Sheat, tengra, lata and shoul has increased by Tk 40 to 80 per kg in the week.
Shing and magur were selling at Tk 750 to 1000 per kg, koi at Tk 600, sheat at Tk 600 to 700, tengra at Tk 350 to 500, lata at Tk 250, shoul at Tk 600, Pabda at 400 to 500 and Golsha at Tk 450-600.
Of other fishes, butter fish was selling at Tk 300 to 350, lobster at Tk 450 to 600, shrimp (River) at Tk 350 to 400, puti at Tk 200 to 300 per kg, cultivated koi at Tk 150 to 180 per kg, Fali Chanda (Rupchanda) at Tk 900 to 1100 per kg, eel at Tk 450 to 550 per kg, batashi at Tk 400 to 500, koi (river) at Tk 600, Aire fish at Tk 500 to 700, baila at Tk 450 to 600 per kg, coral fish at Tk 450 to 600 per kg, river Pangas at Tk 350 per kg, cultivated pangas at Tk 140 per kg, rajputi at Tk 250 per kg and telapia at Tk  150  to Tk 200 per kg.
The white broiler chicken was selling at Tk 130 to Tk 135 per kg. Mother chicken was selling at Tk 160 to 170 per kg, the sonali cock (Pakistani origin) at Tk 180 to 220 per piece and local (deshi) chicken weighing 800 gm to 900 gm was selling at Tk 350 to 400 per piece.
Beef was selling at Tk 480-Tk 520 per kg and red meat (goat) at Tk 750 to 800 per kg.
A one litre container of soya bean oil was selling at Tk 105-108, while a five-litre container at Tk 505-525 in the city's kitchen markets.
Unpacked soya bean oil was selling at Tk 98 a kg, while palm oil at Tk 85 a kg.
Fine quality of packet salt was selling at Tk 40 a kg, while the refined one at Tk 28 a kg in the city markets.
Of rice superior quality of Nazirshail was selling at Tk 65 to 70 per kg, Minicate at Tk 62 to 68 per kg, medium quality of Bridhan-28 and Lata rice were selling at Tk 55-58 per kg. Different kinds of coarse rice like Swarna were selling at Tk 55 and similarly the hybrid quality at Tk 50 to Tk 56 to 58 per kg.
The price of red lentil remained unchanged over the week. The local variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 130-140 a kg, while the coarse variety of imported red lentil was selling at Tk 80-100 a kg over the week.
The local variety of onion was selling between Tk 75 to 80 per kg, imported Indian variety at Tk 65 to 70. The garlic was selling at Tk 70 to 100 per kg and ginger at Tk 70 to 90 per kg.
The reporter observed at Muhammadpur, Karwan Bazar,  Malibag, Shantinagar and Hatirpool bazars that green chilli was selling at Tk 80 to 100 per kg, bean at Tk 40 to 60, brinjal at Tk 40 to 50, potato at Tk 25 to 35, okra at Tk 50 to 60, parble at Tk 50, raddish at Tk 15 to 20, arum at Tk 30 to 40, snake gourd at Tk 40 to 50, french beans at Tk 55 to 60, balsam apple at Tk 65, teasel gourd at Tk 60, carrot at Tk 40 to 50, bitter gourd at Tk 40 to 50, cucumber at Tk 35 to 45, green papaya at Tk 20 to 30, pumpkin (medium size) at Tk 50 to 90 per piece, bottle gourd at Tk 50 to 60, ash gourd at Tk 30 to 35 per piece, cauliflower at Tk 25 to 40, coriander leaves at Tk150 per kg, capsicum (red) at Tk 350 per kg and capsicum (green) at Tk 250 to 280 per kg. Lemon was selling at Tk eight to Tk10 per piece.