Fruit prices drop

Prices for for the main fruits have dropped by Rwf100 on average across all the major markets in Kigali.

Prices for for the main fruits have dropped by Rwf100 on average across all the major markets in Kigali.

A kilogramme of passion fruits costs Rwf800, down from Rwf1,000 a few days back.

The drop is attributed to the harvest season, especially in Burundi, one of the main suppliers of passion fruits.

Ashura Uwineza, a trader in Kimironko Market, said there was a supply boom of fruits, especially oranges and passion fruits from Burundi.

However, Irish potatoes prices went up by about Rwf20 to Rwf240 per kilogramme compared to Rwf220 last week. A kilo of millet flour costs Rwf1,200 and that of maize flour is at Rwf600. Beef costs between Rwf2,000 and Rwf2,200 per kilogramme, while fresh fish is Rwf2,000 a kilo in Kimisagara and Kimironko markets.

A kilogramme of bananas costs Rwf190 and a tray of eggs is at Rwf2,000 across major city markets. A five-litre jerry can of cooking oil is Rwf6,000, while  a 600-gram bar of soap is at between Rwf700 and Rwf900.

Sugar has remained unchanged costing between Rwf750 and Rwf800 per kilo in all major markets and shops in Kigali. A kilo of groundnuts costs Rwf1,200 and that of beans is Rwf450 on average.

 

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