Commodity Watch


Recent Heavy Rains Cause for Increased Tomato Prices

Tomato prices in major towns are rising with Mombasa, Embu, and Kitale paying the highest prices for this commodity, which is one ...

Sorghum Prices Remain Constant for the Second Week
Sorghum
Sorghum farming has taken root in the past years as more farmers have embraced it due to its increasing benefits. The market ...

Rice Prices Set to Decline Due to Increased Production
rice prices
Households are set to enjoy low rice prices during this festive season as Mwea, which is the largest irrigation scheme in Kenya ...

Chillies Retailing Highest in Malindi and Lowest in Kisumu
chillies
A 38-kilogram bag of Chillies is retailing at an average market price of 2,023 shillings with the highest market price being 3,040 ...

Commodity Prices in East Africa Stable as Most Countries Harvest Produce
Commodity
Staple commodity prices in the East African region, especially for maize, are expected to remain above last year and five-year average prices ...

Dry Maize Retails Highest in Kitui and Lowest in Nakuru and Eldoret
Maize
A 90-kilogram bag of dry maize is retailing highest in Kitui at 3,600 shillings and lowest in Nakuru and Eldoret at 2,500 ...

Status of Potato Farming in Kenya and Its Contribution to the Economy
Potato
Potato is the second most important crop in Kenya after maize in terms of consumption. It is grown by approximately 500,000 small ...

Kenyan Shilling Remains Resilient Against US Dollar
Investors Keep off Short-term T-bills as Yields dip at Auction
The Kenyan shilling has remained resilient against the global giants. The US Dollar, the Sterling Pound and the Euro. The shilling, which ...

CBK to Open Tender Documents for New Currency Design Printing
Rates on Short-term T-bills Rise at Weekly Auction
The Central Bank of Kenya has been handed a go-ahead to open the tender bids for the printing of new design Kenyan ...

The Shilling Picks Traction to Gain Against the Dollar

The Kenyan shilling picked traction and gained against the US Dollar after the Supreme Court of Kenya ruled to upheld the reelection ...