Price of essentials

Price of essentials

‘Why fix prices if you can’t enforce it’

Decry customers as govt fails to curb rising cost of essentials

1d ago

Customers feel the heat as spice prices spike

With consumers already feeling the pinch from soaring spice prices, the costs of many items have gone up further just before Eid-ul-Azha.

1d ago

Essential Commodities: Prices go up ahead of Eid

As Eid-ul-Azha approaches, consumers brace for a hike in the prices of essential commodities, a trend seen all too often ahead of Eids.

2d ago

Onion price jumps by Tk 10 in a week

The price of the kitchen staple went up by Tk 20 per kg since last month

1w ago

12kg LPG cylinder now costs Tk 1,363

A standard 12kg LPG cylinder will now cost Tk 1,363, down by Tk 30 from Tk 1,393, according to the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC).

1w ago

Essentials now luxuries as the poor reel from price shock: CPD

People in Bangladesh have been forced to spend more on food compared to consumers in other countries, and the prices of essentials have surged to such an extent that they have become luxury items for many, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said yesterday.

2w ago

Kitchen Markets: Veggie prices shoot up

Along with price hikes of chicken and fish, some vegetables also saw rising prices in the kitchen markets of the capital yesterday, adding to the never-ending burden on the pockets of low-income groups.

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Onion prices up by Tk10-15

Onion price has increased by Tk 10 to Tk 15 per kilo in Dhaka's kitchen markets over the past two days

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Chicken price soars by up to Tk 50 a kg in a month

The price of chicken, a staple source of animal protein for many, has increased by Tk 40-50 per kg in a month, causing frustration to low-income families.

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Fish, chicken get pricier

The prices of chicken, fish, and onion have gone up in Dhaka’s kitchen markets, putting the low-income people in a bind.

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ADB forecasts 6.1% GDP growth for Bangladesh in FY24, higher than World Bank’s

The ADB’s projection comes days after the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics said economic growth in the October-December quarter of fiscal 2023-24 halved to 3.78 percent, the slowest pace in three quarters, as manufacturing output growth declined sharply owing to reduced domestic consumption.

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No respite to consumers: Inflation edges up in March

Inflation edged up in March after marginally easing in the previous month, showing no signs of respite to consumers already hurt by the consistent erosion of buying capacity due to elevated prices. 

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Chicken prices soar by up to Tk 40 per kg

Much to the frustration of people from low-income groups, the price of chicken, one of the most common sources of animal protein, has shot up by Tk 30 to Tk 40 per kg over the last couple of days in the capital’s kitchen markets.

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Chicken prices soar by up to Tk 40 per kg

Traders in city’s kitchen markets blame sudden rise in demand ahead of Eid

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Govt to fix rice prices too

State Minister for Commerce Ahsanul Islam Titu said yesterday that the government will fix rice prices based on variety and seasonal production costs to combat price manipulation in domestic markets starting this Baishakh, the first month of the Bangla calendar.

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Meat prices up in city markets

Prices of beef, chicken and potatoes have increased in the capital’s kitchen markets over the last week and a half.

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Onion prices drop a little

The prices of onions have come down in the country’s markets despite India’s indefinite ban on the export of the vegetable.

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Price caps on agricultural products don’t work

Setting the prices of produces would not rein in the spiralling prices of essentials, said Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh yesterday.

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