Sweet Potatoes Retailing at an Average Ksh 3,300 in Kenya

By Vera Shawiza / August 2, 2017




A 98 kilogram bag of sweet potatoes was retailing at an average market price of 3,300 shillings. The highest price was 3,800 shillings in Mombasa while the lowest was 2,000 shillings in Kitale.

A 50 kilogram bag of irish potatoes on the other hand was being sold as follows: 2,000 shillings in Eldoret and Kitale, 1,800 shillings in Nairobi, 1,500 shillings in Mombasa and 1,200 shillings in Kisumu.

Fresh cassavas, ripe bananas and chillies were also available in the market and the prices were as shown in the table below:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale Average

Red Irish Potatoes

50

1800

1500

1200

2000

2000

1625

Fresh Cassava

99

2500

4000

3000

2500

3167

Sweet Potatoes

98

3600

3800

3000

3500

2600

2000

3300

Cooking Bananas

22

400

500

300

350

1200

450

550

Ripe Bananas

14

800

500

300

750

700

750

610

Chillies

38

2280

1300

1500

3000

3200

2020

A 126 kilogram bag of cabbages was selling as follows in selected towns across the country: 2,400 shillings in Mombasa, 1,800 shillings in Kitale, 1,400 shillings in Eldoret, 1,300 shillings in Nairobi and 1,200 shillings in Kisumu and Nakuru respectively.

A 142 kilogram bag of spring onions on the other hand was being sold as follows: 3,500 shillings in Mombasa, 3,000 shillings in Kitale, 2,200 shillings in Nairobi and Kisumu respectively, 1,200 shillings in Eldoret and 1,000 shillings in Nakuru.

The table below gives a summary of prices of a variety of other commodities in the market:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale Average

Kales

50

1100

800

1250

500

1200

1000

970

Cabbages

126

1300

2400

1200

1200

1400

1800

1500

Tomatoes

64

4500

5000

8000

4000

6400

7000

5580

Spring Onions

142

2200

3500

2200

1000

1200

3000

2020

Dry Onions

13

1040

700

1040

750

1040

1050

914

Capsicums

50

2700

2000

2400

3000

2000

2500

2420

Brinjals

44

2500

900

1500

2500

1800

1850



About Vera Shawiza

Vera Shawiza is Soko Directory’s in-house journalist. Her zealous nature ensures that sufficient and relevant content is generated for the Soko Directory website and sourcing information from clients is easy as smooth sailing. Vera can be reached at: (020) 528 0222 or Email: [email protected]

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