The meat market started before Shabbat

Meat traders are becoming reckless again with Shabbat ahead of them. In the span of two days, the price of beef has increased by Tk 50 per kg and that of broiler chicken by Tk 30. Traders said prices may rise further in a few days.
This image was found by visiting several markets including Mukti Jodha Kacha Bazar, Karwan Bazar in Hajkamp of the capital on Thursday.

Beef is being sold at the price of Tk 750 to Tk 780 per kg in the market. Which was 700 to 720 taka two days ago. Earlier, beef was seen being sold at Tk 650 in several places in the capital.
Along with beef, the price of broiler chicken has also increased. The price of broiler chicken has increased by Tk 20 to Tk 30 per kg and is being sold at Tk 200 to Tk 220 per kg. It was sold two days ago at the price of 190 to 200 taka.
But the price of golden chicken is stable. Golden chicken was seen to be sold at Tk 300 to Tk 310 per kg. Domestic chicken is being sold at Tk 480 to Tk 550 per kg. Apart from this, the price of Khasi remains unchanged. Beef is being sold at the price of Tk 900 to Tk 1,500 per kg in the market.
Rafiq, the owner of Bhai Bhai Gost Bitan, said that the demand for meat has increased for Shabbat Barat. Sales are also good. Wholesalers have increased the price of beef. The price of meat has also increased due to having to buy cows at a higher price. Even if the price increases, there is no shortage of buyers. On Shabbat you will see people taking cereal and beef. Then the price may increase.

Chicken retailer Naim gave almost the same excuse for price hike. He said, be it Eid or Ramadan, be it Shabbat – whenever the demand is high, the wholesale price increases. We don’t have our own farm. We buy from wholesalers and sell to retailers. I cannot buy at a high price and sell at a low price.
Buyer Sohel Rana said that he is increasing the price as much as he can. What do we common people do? If you can take the words of the traders at this price, take it, if not, leave. Now you have to eat and live. It is forced to buy. I am buying one kg where the demand is two kg. I have also reduced meat consumption.

He also said that if the government had properly monitored the market, the price would have been within reach. Consumer rights sometimes raid the market but it doesn’t help. Because when they finish the campaign, the goods are sold again at the previous price.
Since the announcement of import, the price of Indian onion has started to decrease in the market. Onion, which was sold at Tk 120 a kg a few days ago, has come down to Tk 110 on Thursday. However, the price of desi onion has increased by Tk 10 per kg. In the market, desi onion is being sold at Tk 110 to Tk 120 per kg.

The price of rice has decreased by 2 rupees per kg. In the market, fine rice is being sold at Tk 60 to Tk 75 per kg, medium or paizm rice at Tk 50 to Tk 55 and coarse or golden rice at Tk 48 to Tk 50 per kg.

The price of rice has decreased but the price of ginger and flour has remained unchanged. A packet of flour is being sold at Tk 55 to Tk 65 per kg and flour is being sold at Tk 70 to Tk 75 per kg in the market.

The government has announced a reduction in the price of soybean oil by Tk 10 per litre, effective from March 1. Soybean oil prices remained stable over the week. Open soybean oil is selling at Tk 155 to Tk 160 per litre, bottle is selling at Tk 168 to Tk 172 and Palmwell Super is selling at Tk 135 to Tk 140.

Although the prices of potato, lentil and gram have not changed much in the market, the price of anchor dal has increased. Anchor is being sold at Tk 75 to Tk 80 per kg.