Spring Onions Retailing at Ksh. 2,314 Across the Country

By Vera Shawiza / November 2, 2017 | 8:12 am



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A 142-kilogram bag of Spring onions is being sold at an average market price of 2,314 shillings with the highest market price being 3,500 shillings’ in Mombasa and lowest price being 1,000 shillings in Nakuru.

With rainfall being experienced in some parts of the country, vegetables have flooded the markets, especially cabbages and Sukuma Wiki. This has in turn led to reduced priced as for the case of a 50-kilogram bag of sukumawiki which was being sold as follows in selected markets: 250 shillings in Kisii, 500 shillings in Nakuru, 800 shillings in Kitui, 1,000 shillings in Eldoret, 1,200 shillings in Kitale, 1,250 shillings in Nairobi1,400 shillings in Mombasa and 1,500 shillings in Kisumu.

A 64-kilogram bag of tomatoes has the following market prices: 10,000 shillings in Eldoret, 8,500 shillings in Kisii, 8,000 shillings in Kitale, 7,500 shillings in Kisumu, 6,200 shillings in Nairobi, 6,000 shillings in Nakuru, 5,800 shillings in Mombasa and 3,000 shillings in Kitui.

The table below shows a summary of market prices for different commodities in selected towns:

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretKituiKitaleKisii
Sukuma Wiki5012501400150050010008001200250
Cabbages12614003000150012001400220020001400
Carrots13828002800250018001800540056002400
Tomatoes64620058007500600010000300080008500
Dry Onions1310407009107501040780675600
Spring Onions1422500350024001000130030002500
Capsicums50300012502000200020004000

 

On the fruit market, some have become scarce while others are in season and have flooded the markets, like mangoes.

A126 kilogram bag of mangoes is being sold as follows: 4,000 shillings in Nakuru, 3,600 shillings in Mombasa, 2,900 shillings in Kitale, 2,700 shillings in Nairobi, 2,400 shillings in Kisumu and 2,000 shillings in Eldoret.

A 93-kilogram bag of oranges is going as follows: 4,800 shillings in Nakuru, 4,200 shillingsin Kitale, 4,000 shillings in Kisii, 3,800 shillings in Nairobi, 3,600 shillings in Eldoret, 3,400 shillings in Mombasa, and 3,000 shillings in Kisumu.

Check the table below for other fruit prices in the market:

CommodityWeight(kg)NairobiMombasaKisumuNakuruEldoretKitaleKisii
Passion Fruits57513055003000500057005500
Oranges933800340030004800360042004000
Lemons95283021001500270038004800
Mangoes126270036002400400020002900
Avocado90240040001800220020001400500
Pineapples1310409606504801105750900
Pawpaw54260015001200400023403300700

 





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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