Sugar price to go up by Tk 5 a kg from Feb 1

Refiners are set to raise the price of sugar from February 1, their second hike in three months, as the higher price of unrefined sugar in the global market and depreciation of taka continue to push up their production costs.

Soaring Prices of Essentials: Low-income people hit hard

Riazul Haque, manager of a wholesale rice shop in the capital’s Mirpur, usually goes to Kachukhet kitchen market with Tk 500 every Friday.

Govt to buy 2.75cr litres of Soybean oil from local suppliers

The government will buy 2.75 crore litres of Soybean oil from local suppliers for Tk 184-186 per litre.

Prices of essentials: Agri ministry should set them

After over two weeks of deliberation, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday said the prices of rice, lentil, flour, onion and five other daily essentials should be fixed by the agricultural ministry, not the commerce ministry.

Govt to fix prices of 9 commodities in next seven days

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday said the government will fix the prices of nine basic commodities within the next seven days to check the irrational price hike of essentials in the local markets.

Essentials getting pricier again

Prices of eggs, rice, vegetables and flour have risen in the capital’s kitchen markets again, increasing the burden on those with limited incomes.  

August 29, 2022
August 29, 2022

All-out effort to tame rice prices

The government yesterday slashed the import duty on rice and is also working to import about 12 lakh tonnes of food grain including rice as it looks to rein in the price of the staple amid a cost of living crisis.

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Sugar price hike: JS body slams two ministers

A parliamentary watchdog yesterday came down heavily on Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun for the price spiral of sugar despite ample supply of the commodity.

August 24, 2022
August 24, 2022

Soybean oil officially up Tk 7-9 a litre

The government yesterday hiked the price of soybean oil for the fourth time this year even though the price of the product in the international market held steady in the past month.

August 23, 2022
August 23, 2022

Punish egg market manipulators

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has demanded punitive measures against anyone found manipulating prices in the domestic egg market.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Poor, middle class: Soaring rice price deepens their plight

Azmat Ali is a daily wage earner in the northern district of Lalmonirhat. Just a week ago, he bought coarse rice for Tk 44-45 a kg. But yesterday he found the price of the staple rose to Tk 52.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

Price hike of essentials: Crooked traders to blame

The government is taking a host of measures to cool down the overheated prices of essentials in the wake of the record fuel price hike earlier this month, which is expected to escalate the already elevated official inflation figures.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

Rice prices go up again

People’s struggle to cope with the escalating cost of living continues as the price of rice increased yesterday for the second time in just four days.

August 13, 2022
August 13, 2022

Further blow to consumers

People struggling to keep up with rising prices of essentials have to spend even more on food since the government hiked fuel prices a week ago. 

August 9, 2022
August 9, 2022

Diesel driving up prices of vegetables

The recent hike in diesel price increased truck fares by 22-25 percent, leading to rice, vegetables and some essentials to become dearer in the capital.

August 8, 2022
August 8, 2022

Refiners want soybean up Tk 20 a litre

Edible oil processors have proposed a hike of Tk 20 per litre in the price of soybean oil on the ground of the significant depreciation of the taka, which has raised their import cost.