Kenyan commodity market price trends stabilising across major towns

By Vera Shawiza / September 27, 2017 | 12:39 pm



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The prices of fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes and onions have begun to stabilise across major towns in Kenya due to adequate rainfall experienced in the western and central regions.

A 126-kilogram bag of cabbages was retailing at an average price of  1,500 shillings compared to last week’s average of 1,669 shillings across the country. Kitui had the highest market price of 2,200 shillings while Kisumu and Eldoret had the lowest market prices of 1,200 shillings.

A 64-kilogram bag of tomatoes is being sold in varied ways: 9,000 shillings in Eldoret, 8,000 shillings in Kitale, 7,000 shillings in Kisumu, 6,400 shillings in Nairobi, 6,000 shillings in Nakuru, 5,900 shillings in Mombasa, 5,000 shillings in Kitui and 4,500 shillings in Wajir.

A 142 kilogram of spring onions were being sold as follows: 3,500 shillings in Mombasa, 3,000 shillings in Kitale, 2,500 shillings in Nairobi, 2,400 shillings in Kisumu, 1,200 shillings in Eldoret and 1,000 shillings in Nakuru.

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

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretWajirKituiKitale
Cabbages12614502100120012001400200022001800
Kales50120010001200600800200010001000
Tomatoes6464005900700060009000450050008000
Carrots13823003300200020002000280054008400
Dry Onions139107001040750104023007801050
Spring Onions142250035002400100012003000
Cooking Bananas225205003003501200600500

 

A 90-kilogram bag of avocado was retailing as follows in selected towns across the country: 3,900 shillings in Kitui, 3,500 shillings in Mombasa, 2,200 shilling in Nairobi and Nakuru respectively, 2,100 shillings in Eldoret and 2,000 shillings in Kisumu.

A 126-kilogram bag of Mangoes was being sold highest in Nakuru at 4,000 shillings whereas on Monday, it was being sold highest in Mombasa at the same price and lowest in Kisumu and Eldoret at 2,400 shillings respectively.

Here is a summary on the same:

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretKituiKitale
Avocado902200350020002200210039001000
Pawpaw54240018001300400031407003300
Mangoes126270032002400400024002900
Oranges933800300030004800450010004200
Passion Fruits57513055003000500045604400

 





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