Rwanda: Potato and passion fruit prices increase

In most of Rwanda's city markets, the prices of Irish potatoes and passion fruits have gone up. A kilogramme of Irish potatoes now costs Rwf400 a kilogramme in all the main markets in Kigali city up from Rwf320, while passion fruits now costs Rwf1,400 per kilo up from Rwf1,200 last week, a mini-survey by Business Times indicates.

Tomatoes cost Rwf8,000 per basin in Kimironko market up from Rwf7,800, indicating an increase of Rwf200.

However, the price of mangoes remained stable at Rwf1,300 a kilo, that of oranges is at Rwf1,200, while fresh peas go for Rwf1,400 and fresh beans are at Rwf500 per kilo. Sweet potatoes cost Rwf280 per kilogramme, unchanged from last week, the price of bananas (plantains) is at Rwf280 a kilo and millet flour costs Rwf1,200 a kilo in most city markets.

Cassava flour is between Rwf350 and Rwf400 per kilogramme in Nyabugogo market and cabbages range from Rwf200 to Rwf300 each, carrots go for Rwf600 per kilo, and a kilo of tomato tree (ibinyomoro) cost Rwf1,300 in Nyarugenge market.

(1 Rwandan Franc=0.0012 USD)

Source: allafrica.com

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