A look at Prices of Maize, Millet and Red sorghum in Nairobi and Kitale

By Rahab Mbiriti / January 8, 2020 | 10:33 am



Millet and Red Sorghum lockdown Market Prices

The wholesale price of a 90 Kg bag of maize is going for 3,330 shillings in Nairobi and 2,970 shillings in Kitale, as at 6th January 2020.

Market Vendors are then selling the 90 Kg bags of maize at retail prices of 3,600 shillings in Nairobi and 3,300 shillings in Kitale, each.

For every 90 kg bag of maize, market vendors are making a profit of 270 shillings in Nairobi and 330 shillings in Kitale.

The retail prices of both millet and sorghum have continued to go down since December, good news for most parents and schools which provide porridge for breakfast.

In December last year, the retail price of a 90 Kg bag of millet was 9,900 shillings. As of 6th January 2020, the retail price of millet is at 9,180 shillings.

Likewise, the retail price of red sorghum in Nairobi has gone down by 22.85 percent from 7,700 shillings in December to 5,400 shillings in January.

Market vendors in Nairobi are making a profit of 630 shillings for every 90 kg bag of millet they sell, after having bought the bag at 8,550 shillings.

In Kitale, market vendors are making a profit of only 90 shillings for every 90 kgs of millet they sell, from a wholesale price of 4,950 shillings.

Here is a summary of the prices:

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About Rahab Mbiriti

Rahab Mbiriti is an Experienced Research Specialist working for Sokodirectory with a passion for collecting data, breaking down data and analyzing it for easy consumption. Rahab also has a passion for writing Business and Economic oriented articles.To reach her, email her on rahab@sokodirectory.com

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