Chicken, mutton prices shoot up in city

The prices of chicken and mutton shot up in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending Friday as their demand increased due to rise in social and year-end recreational programmes, traders said. The price of broiler increased sharply to Tk 145-155 a kg on Friday while it was retailed at Tk 115-Tk 120 a kg a week ago. Cocks and hens, depending on their size, were selling at Tk 200-350 at the kitchen markets compared with Tk 170-Tk 300 last week, the traders said.
Mizanur Rahman, a trader at Hatirpool kitchen market, told New Age that the demand for broiler had increased sharply over the week due to rise in the number of weddings and year-end winter tours. ‘That’s why the price of chicken and mutton rose sharply,’ he said.
Another trader at Zhigatola kitchen market, Md Sabuj, said the increased demand for chicken and mutton might prolong for next couple of weeks until the end of winter.
‘Due to the facts, the price of mutton also shot up to around Tk 500-Tk 550 a kg while the commodity was traded at Tk 460-Tk 480 a week ago,’ he said.
But the price of beef remained unchanged at Tk 300 a kg at the kitchen markets over the week.
The prices of bottled soya bean oil declined to Tk 495-Tk 505 a five-litre container in the city’s kitchen markets, Tk 5 lower than the prices in the previous week.
Prices of super palm oil remained unchanged at Tk 72-75 a litre over the week.
Low-quality palm oil which was traded at Tk 68­­­-Tk70 last week was not found in the city kitchen markets due to cold weather.
The price of egg declined a bit by Tk 2 a hali (four pieces) and the item was selling at Tk 30 a hali in the city.
The prices of winter vegetables declined over the week. Cauliflower and cabbage weighing around 1kg to 1.5kg was retailing at Tk 15 a piece and Tk 22 a piece respectively on Friday.
Radish was selling at Tk 15 a kg on the day.
Aubergine was selling at Tk 20-Tk 45 a kg, tomato at Tk 20-40 a kg, cucumber at Tk 20-25 a kg, papaya at Tk 16-Tk 20 a kg and bitter gourd at Tk 20-40 a kg on the day, depending on size and quality.
The price of green chilli declined by Tk 20-Tk 30 a kg and the item was selling at Tk 40-Tk 60 a kg over the week.
Besides, prices of newly-harvested potatoes declined to Tk 24-Tk 25 a
kg in the city’s kitchen markets, while the cold-stored potato were trading at Tk 20 a kg.
The prices of fish remained unchanged throughout the week as rohita was selling at Tk 200-Tk 250 a kg, katla at Tk 200-Tk 300 a kg, pangas at Tk 120-Tk 150 a kg and tilapia at Tk 110-Tk 140 a kg.
Prices of ginger declined sharply and the commodity was retailing at Tk 80-Tk 100.
The fine variety of red lentil was selling at Tk 120 a kg on Friday while its local variety was selling at Tk 115 a kg.
Garlic price remained high. The imported garlic was selling at Tk 90-Tk 100 a kg while the local one was selling at Tk 100 a kg on Friday.
The price of onion remained unchanged and the item was selling at Tk 30-Tk 40 a kg while the imported one was retailing at Tk 38-Tk 40 a kg on the day.
The prices rice remained unchanged over the week.
The coarse varieties of rice were retailing at Tk 30-Tk 35 a kg over the week.
The fine varieties of miniket rice were selling at Tk 48-Tk 50 a kg while its coarse varieties were retailing at Tk 44-Tk 46 a kg.
The fine varieties of BR-28 rice were selling at Tk 42-Tk 46 a kg and the coarse varieties of parija was selling at Tk 38-Tk 41 a kg.
The fine varieties of najirshail were selling at Tk 55-Tk 57 a kg and the coarse varieties were retailing at Tk 44-Tk 48
a kg.

-With New Age input

Related News

DHL adjusts Bangladesh price for 2023

Business Desk : DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, announced price adjustments today that will take effect on January 1, 2023. The average increase in Bangladesh will be 7.9 %, compared to 2022. “So far, 2022 has been another turbulent year with a volatile market environment challenging global trade. However, we ... Read more

TVS Motor launches new motorcycle

Business Desk : TVS Motor Company launched a 160cc motorcycle in Bangladesh yesterday bearing an anti-lock braking system J Ekram Hussain, managing director of TVS Auto Bangladesh, unveiled the TVS Apache 160 2V at a programme in Dhaka yesterday, said a press release. Rahul Nayak, vice-president of International Business of TVS Motor Company, Biplob ... Read more

CPA to start construction works of Bay Terminal in 2023

Business Desk : The Chittagong Port Authority on Wednesday informed that they had completed all the preparations, including land acquisition and design, to start the construction works of the Bay Terminal in Chattogram from January 2023. CPA chairman rear admiral M Shahjahan disclosed the information at a press conference at Munshi Fazlur Rahman auditorium ... Read more

Tri-nation firm Gava to invest $25.62m in Dhaka EPZ

Business Desk : Gava Private Limited, a company owned by Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Switzerland, is going to invest $25.62 million at Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) to set up a garment manufacturing industry. The company will produce annually 4.4 million pieces of jackets, fleece jackets, t-shirts, polo shirts, sweaters, trousers, coverall, stretch ... Read more

GP received approval to sell used recycled SIMs

Business Desk : The telecom regulator recently permitted Grameenphone (GP) to sell unused pre-approved old numbers that had been out of service for more than 450 days, a Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) official said. Grameenphone has already started selling SIM cards against its suspended unused numbers, following regulatory approval. But, the ban on ... Read more

InterContinental Dhaka wins ‘World Travel Awards’

Business Desk : InterContinental Dhaka has been voted winner of a 29th Annual World Travel Awards 2022 in categories “Bangladesh’s Leading Hotel 2022” and “Bangladesh’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022 – Presidential Suite”. The Asia and Oceania Gala Ceremony 2022 of World Travel Awards was organised in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam recently, said ... Read more

Brac Bank, BB hold training for entrepreneurs

Business Desk : Brac Bank conducted a training with technical assistance from Bangladesh Bank for 50 promising entrepreneurs. The “Entrepreneurship Development Programme” was held in two phases at the lender’s head office in Dhaka yesterday, said a press release. The programme is funded by Asian Development Bank and managed by Skills for Employment Investment ... Read more

Samsung launches new locally made models

Business Desk : Samsung Electronics, a South Korean multinational electronics corporation, yesterday launched a new line of televisions in Bangladesh through an event in Dhaka. The latest models that come with cutting-edge technology, smart features and innovative designs are being locally manufactured by two companies, namely Transcom Limited and Fair Electronics. Shahriar Bin Lutfor, ... Read more

Samsung Bangladesh launches new line of televisions

Business Desk : South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics today launched a new line of televisions for the Bangladesh market through an event in Dhaka. The latest models that come with cutting-edge technology, smart features and innovative designs are being locally manufactured by two companies, namely Transcom Limited and Fair Electronics. Televisions were once ... Read more

Salman Khan clothing brand to open outlet in Dhaka

Business Desk : The first franchised store of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s clothing line ‘Being Human’ will open in Bangladesh tomorrow. The outlet is situated at Banani in Dhaka. Founded in 2012 as an extension of the non-profit foundation established by Bollywood stars, Being Human Clothing currently operates in more than 15 countries and ... Read more

Ananda Shipyard built container ship, delivered to UK buyer

Business Desk : Local shipbuilder Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd yesterday handed over a multi-purpose container ship to its UK buyer. Ananda, the pioneer in the export of ships from Bangladesh, built the ship with over 6,100 deadweight tons tonnage at its Meghna Ghat Shipyard in Sonargaon Upazila of Narayanganj. The ship was manufactured ... Read more

Hong Kong currently one of the top investors in Bangladesh

DCCI President Rizwan Rahman says Business Desk : Hong Kong has risen to the position of one of the top 10 foreign investors in Bangladesh, investing $1.8 billion to date mainly in the textile and energy industries, said Rizwan Rahman, president of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (DCCI). Bangladesh’s trade with the ... Read more

IBBL introduces 5 new products

Business Desk : Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd (IBBL) launched five new products in Dhaka yesterday. Mohammed Monirul Moula, managing director of IBBL, presented the products at the bank’s headquarters in the capital, according to a press release. Under the Education Savings Scheme, guardians can open a monthly instalment-based account in the name of a ... Read more

BRAC Bank, DSHE to provide Laptop Financing to MPO-listed teachers

Business Desk : Brac Bank signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) in Dhaka recently. Nehal Ahmed, director general of the DSHE, and Selim RF Hussain, managing director of the bank, inked the MoU at the latter’s office, said a press release. Under the deal, teachers ... Read more

Saifullah elected chairman of Standard Bank’s shariah panel

Business Desk : Muhammad Saifullah has been elected chairman of the shariah supervisory committee of Standard Bank at the 363rd meeting of the board recently. He served as a member of the committee for various terms, a press release said. Saifullah is an associate professor of the Asian University of Bangladesh and a member ... Read more

Shine Fashion workers getting dues from Bepza

Business Desk : The Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (Bepza) has started paying due salaries and other benefits to the workers of Shine Fashion Company Ltd, a closed factory at Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ). DEPZ Executive Director Abdus Sobhan handed over some of the pay orders at an event today, according to a ... Read more

Aziz Khan becomes 42nd richest man in Singapore

Business Desk : Muhammed Aziz Khan, chairman of Summit Group, was named the 42nd richest man in Singapore on the Forbes’ list for 2022. According to Forbes website, his net worth is $1 billion now. He was first named in the Forbes Singapore list in 2018 when his net worth was $910 million. After ... Read more

IFIC launches dedicated banking services for freelancers

Business Desk : IFIC Bank has introduced a special IFIC Freelancer Service Package for freelancers working in Bangladesh to bring their overseas earnings into their bank accounts and to provide them with banking services. The package launch ceremony was organized on (Sunday) September 4 at IFIC Tower, Purana Paltan, Dhaka, according to a press ... Read more

Beza, Fire Department to set up fire stations in economic zones

With this, the fire Service and civil defense will provide full support to Beza to ensure the safety of industrial facilities and property in the economic zones Business Desk : The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (Beza) has partnered with the Fire Service and Civil Defense Directorate to set up fire stations and conduct rescue ... Read more

Nagads ED Md Shafayet Alam Receives International Leadership Award

Business Desk : Business Tabloid, a UK-based business publication, named Md Shafayet Alam a Visionary Leader in Digital Finance for presenting strategic, sustainable and visionary initiatives in his relevant field of work. Md Shafayet Alam, executive director of Nagad Limited, has received the award for outstanding leadership in Bangladesh’s financial industry, according to a ... Read more