The agricultural commodity market has been changing since the onset of the current short rains. Market prices for some commodities have increased while some have declined.
A 64-kilogram bag of Tomatoes is being sold at a market price of 9,000 shillings in Eldoret, which is the highest market price. The price has increased by 5 percent from last week’s 8,900. The lowest price is 3,500 shillings in Busia while last week Malindi had the lowest market price of 3,200 shillings for the same quantity.
A 50-kilogram bag of Sukumawiki is retailing as follows in selected markets across the country: 1,800 shillings in Mombasa, 1,350 shillings in Nairobi, 1,300 shillings in Kisumu, 1,200 shillings Eldoret, 1,100 shillings in Kitale and 500 shillings in Nakuru.
The table below gives a summary of market prices for different agricultural commodities in the market:
A 142-kilogram bag of Spring Onions is retailing as follows: 3,500 shillings in Mombasa, 3,000 shillings in Kitale, 2,400 shillings in Nairobi, 2,200 shillings in Kisumu, 1,200 shillings in Eldore and 1,000 shillings in Nakuru.
A 50-kilogram bag of Capsicums on the other hand has the following market prices in selected markets: 4,000 shillings in Kitale, 3,500 shillings in Busia, 3,000 shillings in Nairobi, 2,000-shilling sin Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret respectively and 1,500 shillings in Mombasa.