Kitale Holds the Lowest Dry Maize Price Across the Country

By Vera Shawiza / Published November 1, 2017 | 8:00 am



Dry Maize Highest Kisumu Trading

Maize has been harvested in most parts of the country and the prices for a 90-kilogram bag range between 2,500 shillings and 3,600 shillings.

Kitale, being in Trans-Nzoia County where large-scale farming of the cereal is done has the lowest market price of 2,500 shillings whereas Kisumu and Kitui have the highest price for the same quantity of 3,600 shillings.

A 90-kilogram bag of Finger Millet is being retailed as follows in selected towns across the country: 9,600 shillings in Kisumu, 9,000 shillings in Mombasa, 8,100 shillings in Nairobi, Eldoret and Kitui respectively and 6,300 shillings in Kitale.

The table below gives a summary of market prices on different cereals:

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretKituiKitale
Dry Maize903500300036002600300036002500
Green Maize1152400450024001500140025002000
Finger Millet908100900096008000810081006300
Sorghum90540036004800360076506300

 

A 110-kilogram bag of Groundnuts was averagely being sold at an average market price of 13,001 shillings across the country. The highest price stood at 17,600 shillings in Kitui while the lowest was 11,250 shillings in Eldoret.

A 90-kilogram bag of Rosecoco Beans, on the other hand, was being old as follows: 9,000 shillings in Eldoret and Kitui respectively, 8,000 shillings in Kisumu, 7,650 shillings in Nairobi, 6,800 shillings in Mombasa, 6,000 shillings in Kitale and 5,500 shillings in Nakuru.

Check out the table below for a summary of the commodities in the market:

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretKituiKitale
Rosecoco Beans907650680080005500900090006000
Mwitemania Beans90750080005000900069006000
Njahi901080075007200126001170010800
Greengram90980067509600670011700900012600
Cowpeas908550720076008100720090008000
Fresh peas51280030002500300025503500
Groundnuts11012500116601200012000112501760015400

 





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: info@sokodirectory.com

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