Rice, sugar, soya bean get costlier in Khulna | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 24, 2008 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 24, 2008

Rice, sugar, soya bean get costlier in Khulna

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Prices of rice, sugar and soya bean oil increased in Khulna in last one week.
Prices of different varieties of rice have gone up by Tk 5 to Tk 7 per kilogram.
Yesterday soya bean oil was selling at Tk 115 a litre while sugar for Tk 40 per kg. The price of a five-litre-can soya bean oil of different brands ranged from Tk 535 to Tk 540. Last week the price bracket was Tk 520-Tk 525.
A wholesaler said soya bean oil price would rise further in a week. Retailers complained that wholesalers were hoarding the essential item to make big profits.
As for the rise in rice prices, wholesalers and retailers blamed it on the syndicate of rice-mill owners.

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