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Food price trends show mixed bag for Rwandans

With the festive season over, consumers in Kigali are now faced with varying trends of prices for essential foodstuffs. In different major grocery markets across the city this week, some food prices had increased compared to a fortnight ago, some dropped and others remained unchanged.

Some of the commodities that have seen price increases include vegetables and fruits, rice, sugar, and bananas, while prices for Irish potatoes, maize, cassava and sweet potatoes generally remained unchanged. Prices for peas and beans dropped.

One vegetable trader at Kwa-Mutangana market in Nyabugogo, said they had generally witnessed an increase in food prices in the days that followed the holiday season. A grocery store owner partly blamed the sharp price in vegetable prices to scarcity created by huge demand during the festive season. Others have mainly blamed harsh weather conditions that affected crops in different parts of the country.


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