The post-Eid rally in fish costs continues, whereas most greens have gotten cheaper within the span of 1 week due to ample provide.
Then again, costs of a number of spices shot up, whereas these of others remained steady, discovered The Enterprise Commonplace (TBS) whereas visiting quite a few kitchen markets within the Karwan Bazar, Mirpur, Agargaon, New Market, and Hatirpul areas of the capital.
Despite the fact that there was no scarcity of fish within the markets, merchants advised TBS that costs of all fish species had been on the rise since Eid-ul-Azha owing to a rise in transportation prices, a heightened demand from customers, and flooding in numerous components of the nation.
In the meantime, beef and mutton have been promoting at earlier charges yesterday – beef for Tk700 a kilogram and mutton for Tk900 a kg, regardless of that buyer footfall was skinny within the meat retailers.
Costs of all kinds of rooster elevated by Tk5-10 a kg, whereas egg costs shot up by as excessive as Tk10 a dozen.
On Friday, large-sized rohu fish was promoting for Tk350-400 a kg, up from Tk320-350 per week in the past.
Apart from, large-sized catla fish was promoting for Tk400 a kg, large-sized farmed climbing perch (koi) for Tk240, pangasius for Tk180, and big-sized tilapia was promoting for Tk220 a kg – all of them noticed their costs going up by Tk50-100 over the previous seven days.
Costs of different fishes additionally surged similarly.
Silvery hilsa, nonetheless, stays on the highest of the chart when it comes to gaining costs, as it’s in comparatively shorter provide.
On Friday, small-sized hilsa (500g to 700g) was promoting for Tk850 per kg, which was Tk700 per week in the past.
Medium-sized hilsa (800g to 1,000g) was promoting for Tk1,200-1,400, and people weighing between 1,200g and 1,500g have been promoting for Tk1,600 a kg, with the costs going up by Tk200-300 a kg over the previous week.
Saima Haque, who got here to Agargaon kitchen market on Friday to purchase fish, advised TBS, “Costs of fish are rising day-after-day. I believed I’d purchase a 1-kg hilsa in the present day, however they (fish sellers) are asking Tk1,400 for it, which we might purchase for Tk1,100-1,200 final week.”
Dulal Hossain, a fish vendor in Karwan Bazar kitchen market, advised TBS that retailers are charging greater costs from clients as they’ve to purchase fish at elevated costs from wholesalers.
On Friday, totally different greens, together with pointed gourd, okra, beans, snake gourd, papaya, and spiny gourd have been promoting for Tk20-40 per kg, with their costs declining by Tk5-10 over the previous week.
Costs of brinjal have come right down to Tk50-60 per kg from Tk80-120 per week earlier.
Greens resembling tomatoes, cucumber, and carrots that have been in excessive demand and noticed their costs skyrocket in the course of the Eid competition due to their usefulness in salads have misplaced costs most.
Tomatoes have been promoting for Tk70-80 a kg on Friday, down from Tk200-240 earlier than Eid. Then again, cucumber and carrots have been promoting for Tk40-50 and Tk60-70 a kg, respectively – half the pre-Eid charges.
A dozen lemons have been promoting for Tk20-40 relying on their sizes.
Costs of inexperienced chilies, nonetheless, have stored surging.
Per kg inexperienced chilies was within the vary between Tk150 and Tk200 yesterday, which was lower than Tk100 earlier than Eid.
Tahim, a vegetable vendor at Karwan Bazar, advised TBS that there’s a ample provide of all greens available in the market.
Different commodities that gained costs
The record of merchandise which have change into dearer during the last week contains turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, powdered milk, sugar, and flour.
Costs of rice even have surged by Tk1-2 a kg.
Jasim Uddin of Haji Ismail and Sons, a rice store in Karwan Bazar, advised TBS that though imports of Indian rice have resumed, they’re but to reach available in the market.
Mentioning that there’s an sufficient provide of rice available in the market, he, nonetheless, stated millers have raised rice costs by Tk1 kg.
On Friday, coarse kinds of rice have been promoting for Tk48 per kg, whereas BR-28 was promoting for Tk55, finer high quality miniket was promoting for Tk68 per kg within the retail market.