Carrots:  most expensive vegetable on sale in Kitale, cheap in Nairobi

By Soko Directory Team / August 31, 2017


A 138-kilogram bag of carrots was retailing at a high market price of 7,000 shillings in Kitale and lowest in Nairobi at 2,600 shillings.

A 64-kilogram bag of tomatoes on the other hand was being retailed as follows: 10,000 shillings in Kisumu, 8,500 shillings in Eldoret, 8,000 shillings in Kitale, 6,400 shillings in Nairobi and Mombasa respectively, 5,000 shillings in Nakuru and 3,500 shillings in Imenti.

A 142-kilogram bag of dry onions was also being sold in the market as follows: 3,500 shillings in Mombasa, 3,000 shillings in Kitale, 2,400 shillings in Nairobi, 2,200 shillings in Kisumu, 1,000 shillings in Nakuru and 300 shillings in Imenti.

The table below gives a summary of the same:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale Imenti Kitui
Cabbages 126 1350 2100 1200 1200 1400 1800 2000 2200
Kales 50 1250 1500 1300 400 1000 900 900 1000
Carrots 138 2600 3200 3500 3000 3200 7000 5400
Tomatoes 64 6400 6400 10000 5000 8500 8000 3500 4000
Dry Onions 142 2400 3500 2200 1000 1200 3000 300
Capsicums 50 3000 2750 2400 3000 2500 4000 400
Chillies 38 2280 1700 1500 3000 3200 200

With plenty of fruits in the market, a 93-kilogram bag of oranges which are currently in season was being sold as follows: 5,000 shillings in Imenti, 4,800 shillings in Nakuru, 4,500 shillings in Eldoret, 4,200 shillings in Kitale, 4,000 shillings in Nairob, 3,200 shillings in Mombasa and 3,050 shillings in Kisumu.

A 90 kilogram of avocado on the other hand was retailing with the following market prices: 3,500 shillings in Mombasa, 2,400 shillings in Kitui, 2,200 shillings in Nairobi, Kisumu and Nakuru respectively, 1,800 shillings in Eldoret, 1,200 shillings in Kitale and 1,400 shillings in Imenti.

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale Imenti Kitui
Passion Fruits 57 5400 4500 3000 5000 4560 4400 3300
Oranges 93 4000 3200 3050 4800 4500 4200 5000
Lemons 95 2850 2500 1600 2700 4750 2000 900
Mangoes 126 3000 4700 2500 4000 2000 2900
Pineapples 13 1040 900 650 480 1040 900
Pawpaw 54 2300 2000 1400 4000 3140 3300 1500 700
Avocado 90 2200 3500 2200 2200 1800 1200 1400 2400

 



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