The most mandatory cooking ingredients – broiler chicken, edible oil, green chilli and onion are getting unaffordable for the lower middle class and poor due to the hiked price.
Traders said that the price of broiler chicken had continued to rise in the city due to a supply shortage while wholesalers and refiners had been increasing the price of edible oil almost every day.
The price of broiler chicken increased by Tk 10 a kilogram and the item was selling for Tk 165-170 a kg on Friday. The price of edible oil increased by Tk 2-5 a litre in the city over the week.
The price of green chili had increased to Tk 40-50 a kg and the item sold for Tk 200-210 a kg.
The price of onion increased due to an off-season supply shortage, the traders said.
The prices of onions increased by Tk 5 a kg over the week. The local variety sold for Tk 45-50 a kg.
The price of sugar is still as high as before it was. Garlic and most of the vegetable’s market price remain unchanged.
Source: New Age