WARE POTATO MARKET PRICES IN MAJOR TOWNS IN THE MONTH OF MAY

NPCK collects and updates the prevailing ware potato market prices in 5 major towns on its website twice a week. This information is useful to potato stakeholders particularly farmers and market outlets in their selling and buying decisions respectively. Below is a summary of the market prices in the month of May 2020.          

MONTH OF MAY WARE POTATO PRICES IN MAJOR TOWNS IN KES. PER KG
WEEK DATE Nairobi Kisumu Mombasa Meru Eldoret
1 Tuesday

5th 

31 46 34 50 30
Thursday

7th

33 46 32 50 33
2

 

Tuesday

12th

29 46 36 48 31
Friday

15th

28 46 31 43 30
3

 

 

Tuesday

19th

29 46 29 40 24
Thursday

21st

28 46 28 40 22
4

 

 

Wednesday

27th

21 40 33 50 23
Friday

29th

21 40 32 48 23

 

Apart from Kisumu major towns have experienced price fluctuations in the potato markets. This is due to reduced purchasing power by consumers as many people have been rendered jobless or have received pay cuts. Majority of fast food joints remain closed with only a few re-opening within Nairobi in the month. Towards the end of the month there was a reduction in heavy rainfall in the potato producing counties. This made it easier to transport the ware potatoes to the major markets leading to a massive influx of potatoes in the markets thus reduced prices.   

To establish the prevailing potato prices, NPCK  has appointed  scouts  (who are also potato traders )in the 5 major towns who check the prices per bag of potato and relays the same to us. We then convert the price per bag into price per kg.

Information on seed potato availability can be accessed through our link click here.

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