Carrot Market Prices High in Kitale and Lowest in Nakuru

By Vera Shawiza / September 12, 2017

Commodity

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

A 64-kilogram bag of tomatoes, on the other hand, was being sold as follows: 9,500 shillings in Eldoret, 8,000 shillings in Kitale, 7,000 shillings in Kisumu, 6,700 shillings in Nairobi, 6,100 shillings in Mombasa, 6,000 shillings in Nakuru and 3,200 shillings in Malindi.

A 142-kilogram bag of spring onions was being sold as follows in selected towns across the country: 3,500 shillings in Mombasa, 3,000 shillings in Kitale, 2,500 shillings in Nairobi, 2,300 shillings in Kisumu, 1,400 shillings in Eldoret and 1,000 shillings in Nakuru.

The table below gives a summary of market prices for different commodities in the market:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale Malindi
Sukuma Wiki 50 1200 1200 1200 300 800 1200 750
Cabbages 126 1350 1900 1200 1200 1200 1800 2520
Carrots 138 2600 3200 3000 2000 2400 7000 4240
Tomatoes 64 6700 6100 7000 6000 9500 8000 3200
Dry Onions 13 910 750 1040 750 1040 900 800
Spring Onions 142 2500 3500 2300 1000 1400 3000
Cooking Bananas 22 500 700 350 750 600 750 500

 

A number of different fruit varieties were available in the market with different prices. A 57 kilogram of passion fruits were being sold at 5,600 shillings in Nairobi, 5,000 shillings in Mombasa and Nakuru respectively, 4,560 shillings in Eldoret, 4,500 shillings in Malindi, 4,400 shillings in Kitale and 3,000 shillings in Kisumu.

A 126-kilogram bag of mangoes was retailing with the following prices in the market: 4,00shillings in Nakuru, 3,400 shillings in Mombasa, 2,900 shillings in Kitale, 2,700 shillings in Nairobi, 2,520 shillings in Malindi and 2,500 shillings in Kisumu.

Here is a summary of market prices for other fruits in the market:

Commodity Weight(kg) Nairobi Mombasa Kisumu Nakuru Eldoret Kitale Malindi
Passion Fruits 57 5600 5000 3000 5000 4560 4400 4500
Oranges 93 3800 3000 3500 4800 4800 4200 2325
Lemons 95 2850 2200 1700 2700 3800 2500
Mangoes 126 2700 3400 2500 4000 2000 2900 2520
Pineapples 13 1040 900 650 480 1040 900 520
Pawpaw 54 2400 1800 1500 4000 3140 3300 2000
Avocado 90 2200 3500 2000 2200 1600 1200 3300

 

 



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