Maize price higher towards second harvest

November 28, 2018

Gradually less maize found its way to the market. The fact that small holder farmers cant stock grain beyond 2-3 months because of their rudimentary means of storage, the quality of grain would depreciate so quickly. Currently, the commercial traders are receiving Ugx.620-630/kg in Kampala major grain markets. The maize flour price has also increased…

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Millet demanded high at Busia.

October 29, 2018

The millet price dropped low in the 1st harvest season of 2018 to Ugx.1000/kg in Kampala as demonstrated below. It declined low just like other crops were registered, however, it increased steadily as the season enrolled. When compared to last year’s market price, it dropped to Ugx.1700/kg in July, 2017 and fluctuated between Ugx.1700-1950/kg in…

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Maize price increases drastically.

October 16, 2018

A number of foreign grain traders were reported purchasing maize in different locations both in towns and the country side. In Kampala some Sudanese traders were reported buying both maize grain and maize flour. The maize market price quickly increased from Ugx.450/kg to Ugx.550-570/kg depending on the foreign traders buying point. The maize flour price…

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Maize grain price increases.

October 8, 2018

The maize price increased in Kampala markets from Ugx.400/kg the previous week to Ugx.430/kg. The market price can only increase since the volume of the previous harvest is on a decline and quality is at its best.  Effects on quality such as insect damage and discoloring have less impact on price during offseason period (Nov-…

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Grain price stabilizes low.

September 12, 2018

Stable maize grain market prices were recorded in most locations. In Kampala the maize price was stable at Ugx.380-390/Kg. In Kiboga-Kyankwanzi grain buyers bought from stores at Ugx.260-270/kg. It was noted that the volume of grain from the past harvest season has declined greatly. Meanwhile the newly planted maize in Kiboga is at weeding stage…

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Maize price takes a dive.

September 5, 2018

The demand for maize and its products has declined in the past few weeks. The grain price in Kampala fell from Ugx.430/kg to Ugx.380-400/kg. Likewise the maize flour price declined from Ugx.1000/kg to Ugx.960/kg. Currently a 50kgs bag goes for Ugx.48, 000 in Kisenyi market. Speculation has it that as farmers continue to wait for…

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Mixed reactions on gov’t maize price.

August 27, 2018

The maize grain market price continued to increase gradually as farmers hoard their crop in anticipation for receiving the government announced grain price of Ugx.500/kg farm gate level. Maize in Kampala increased from Ugx.430/kg to Ugx.440/kg. Slowed down maize grain flow was observed compared to early August. Likewise the grain price in Busia regional border…

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Farmers hold on to their gain, other rush to supply.

August 16, 2018

Farmers in most production locations rejected any intending buyers that interfaced with them offering a price lower than Ugx,500/kg. They held onto their grain saying that government had announced maize buying price at Ugx.500/kg farm gate price. This situation forced the maize market price in Kampala up last week on Friday 10th August from Ugx.410/kg…

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Farmers isolate maize until better offer.

July 30, 2018

Low grain prices were reported in most maize producing markets. Extremely low maize prices were registered in Masindi, Iganga, Kiboga and Mubende at Ugx.280-300/kg wholesale price. Some farmers have decided to abandon their crop until such a time the market will offer a reasonable price.  Several single stand plantation of maize have been left standing…

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