Bangladesh Vegetable Oil Refiners and Banaspati Manufacturers Association has applied to the Ministry of Commerce to increase the price of edible oil. The organization made the application claiming that it has to buy dollars at a high price.
On Thursday (November 9), the executive officer of the organization. The application signed by Nurul Islam Mollah was sent to the senior secretary of the Ministry of Commerce.
It said that the dollar conversion price of our edible oil imports has currently stood at Tk 124 from Tk 112. Earlier, when the Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission fixed the price of edible oil, the dollar conversion price was fixed at Tk 111. Where currently we have to pay 122 to 124 taka against 1 dollar. Therefore, the organization has requested to adjust the price of edible oil taking into account the value of the dollar.
Earlier, on September 14, the price of edible oil was reduced in the international market, and the price was also reduced in the domestic market. The price of bottled soybean oil has been reduced by Tk 5 to Tk 169 per liter and the price of 5 liter bottled soybean oil has been reduced to Tk 825. Besides, the price of open palm oil has been reduced by Tk 4 to Tk 124 per liter. This price is implemented in the market from September 17.