Prices of fruits have gone down in most markets across the city. According a mini-survey conducted by The New Times across different city markets over the weekend, prices of a number of fruits had dropped by between Rwf50 and Rwf500 compared to the past two weeks.
A kilogramme of passion fruits now goes for Rwf1,100, down by Rwf200, from Rwf1,300 two weeks ago, and oranges are at Rwf1,200 a kilogramme in Gisozi market.
Mangoes shed up to Rwf500, with a big going for Rwf1,500 in Nyabugogo market, compared to Rwf2,000 the previous week. Medium-sized mangoes cost Rwf1,000 each in various city markets.
Pineapples cost between Rwf500 and Rwf600 (medium sized) in Gisozi market, but they are at between Rwf400 and Rwf500 in Nyabugogo market. A kilo of tomato tree (ibinyomoro) fruits is at Rwf1,100, and Rwf1,200 in Gisozi and Nyabugogo markets, respectively.
The price is projected to drop to Rwf1,000 or less in coming days as supply increases, according to Anna Dushimimana, a fruit vendor in Gisozi market.
Meanwhile, price of the other foodstuff remained unchanged over the period.
A kilogramme of sugar costs between Rwf650 and Rwf700 in Gisozi market, that of ground nut paste is at Rwf1,200 and a kilogramme of dry peas costs Rwf1,200, unchanged from last week.
Dry beans are at between Rwf500 and Rwf800, depending on type. The price of beef is at Rwf2,000 per kilogramme in most city suburbs, unchanged from previous week.