Rice prices on the retail market in the city continued increasing on Thursday and the prices on the wholesale market in Dhaka and in the north did not increase on the day from the levels they had reached in the week.
Traders said government announcement of open market sales of rice and measures to increase rice import might have had little impact on the wholesale rice market. Retailers in many city areas sold ordinary coarse rice between for prices between Tk 33 and Tk 34 a kilogram on Thursday.
The price ranged between Tk 32 and Tk 33 a kilogram on Wednesday, up by Tk 2 on the price the previous day. The price increased by Tk 7 in a week and Tk 9 in a month.