The price of eggs has increased in the kitchen markets of the capital city due to a rise in prices of edible oil, sugar, meat, and onion in the previous week. The market demand for eggs increased because of a shortage of supply of fish, meat, and vegetables. Moreover, poultry farmers have stopped production due to high temperatures and frequent power cuts, leading to a further increase in egg prices. Visiting different kitchen markets in the capital, farm brown eggs were being sold at Tk 140 per dozen while farm white eggs were being sold at Tk 135 per dozen.
The prices of meat, fish, and vegetables have also increased substantially, while the price of sugar has gone up after the government raised the price of loose sugar from Tk 104 to Tk 120 per kg. The retailers, however, were selling sugar at Tk 140 per kg, citing other expenses. Soybean oil was sold at Tk 199 per litre, and palm oil was sold at Tk 135 per litre. The prices of onion, potato, and some vegetables also increased, but rice, flour, and gram prices remained stable.