Prices of edible oil increased further and price of green chilli declined while the prices of other essential commodities remained unchanged in the city markets during the past week.
Talking to the FE, general secretary of the Bangladesh Wholesale Edible Oil Merchants Association Abul Hashem said at the wholesale level super fresh palm oil was selling between Tk 1825 and Tk 1830 per maund compared to its previous rates between Tk 1715 and 1720 per maund.
He said palm oil was selling between Tk 1770 and Tk 1780 per maund compared with its previous rates between Tk 1665 and Tk 1665 per maund.
Hashem said soybean oil was selling between Tk 1840 and Tk 1850 per maund compared to its previous rates between Tk 1815 and Tk 1820 per maund.
"The price of edible oil has registered a hike in the local markets due to price hike of the item in the international market. The price of the item may decline to some extent as soon as some ships loaded with edible oil are unloaded at Chittagong port," Hashem said.
At the retail level, edible oil of different brands in five-litre containers was selling at prices between Tk 285 and Tk 290 compared to its previous rates between Tk 265 and Tk 270, traders said.
Green chilli declined to Tk 50-Tk 60 per kg compared to its previous rates at Tk 80-Tk 100 per kg.
Traders said prices of refined salt remained unchanged at Tk 18 per kg.
During the last week lentil was selling at Tk 70 per kg, unchanged from the previous week.
At the retail level, price of eggs remained unchanged at Tk 60 per dozen.
During the last week potato was selling at Tk 18 per kg, unchanged from the previous week.
At the retail level, the local variety of onion was selling between Tk 24 and Tk 26 per kg while its Indian variety was selling between Tk 18 and Tk 20 per kg, unchanged from the previous week.
Prices of garlic remained unchanged at Tk 60-Tk 90 per kg, traders said, During the past week sugar was selling between Tk 44 and Tk 46 per kg at the retail level, unchanged from the previous week.
During the past week brinjal was selling at Tk 30- Tk 32 per kg, bitter gourd at Tk 28 per kg, okra at Tk 24 per kg and snake gourd at Tk 26 per kg, unchanged from the previous week.
Traders said broiler was selling between Tk 85 and Tk 90 per kg, unchanged from the previous week.
Traders said prices of different varieties of rice both at wholesale and retail levels remained unchanged during the past week.
Traders at the city's Badamtoli market said Paari variety of rice was being sold at Tk 650 per maund, Lata at Tk 650-Tk 700, Nazirshail at Tk 870, Minicate at Tk 880 and BRRI at Tk 550 per maund at wholesale level.
At the retail level, prices of coarse varieties of rice were unchanged at Tk18.0-Tk 19.0 per kg while finer varieties of rice were selling between Tk 22 and Tk 28 per kg over the past week.
One-kg packet flour was selling at Tk 21 per kg while its two kg pack was selling at Tk 42-Tk 44, unchanged from the previous week.
The price of beef remained unchanged at Tk 140-Tk 150 per kg.