Prices of pineapples in and around Kigali continue to remain relatively stable, a mini market survey by Business Times has indicated.
According to the survey, customers need to part with Rwf400 and Rwf600 to buy a medium size pineapple in Nyarugenge and Kimironko markets respectively.
However, the price is relatively high when you are buying from supermarkets like Simba with a medium sized pineapple costing up to Rwf1000.
Farmers are however worried, that prices could decline during harvesting period due in the next two months.
Jeremie Ndayisenga a pineapple farmer in Kibungo, Ngoma Distric, said increased production often results into a reduction in prices.
Meawhile, prices of other horticulture produce including fruits remain stable with passion fruits costing Rwf1500 a kilo, mangoes Rwf1200 a kilo and oranges at Rwf1300.
prices for other foodstuffs remain the same with a basin (measure) of tomatoes going for Rwf8,000 and onions costing Rwf1,000 per kilogramme.
A five-litre jerrycan of vegetable cooking oil is at Rwf6,200 and milk costs between Rwf250 and Rwf500 per litre in different trading centres in Kigali.
A kilogramme of maize flour costs Rwf500 per kilo, and that of cassava flour is at Rwf400, while a kilo of rice ranges from Rwf750 to Rwf850. Bread (weighing 1kg) still ranges from Rwf800 to Rwf2,000, depending on the brand, size and type or where one does their shopping from.
Other commodities’ prices have seen no significant change either. A bar of soap remains at between Rwf500 and Rwf600 and a sack of charcoal Rwf8,000.