Busia border produce market price increases

April 12, 2015

The maize market price suddenly increased, this week, at Busia border post market and influenced other markets slightly upwards. Due to extreme dry weather in Kenya including the coastal province, traders who previously supplied the coastal area from Tanzania have now resorted to Busia. A number of Kampala traders bought maize from Kamwenge together with…

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Millers purchase price declines

April 12, 2015

Demand for maize at the Uganda/Kenya border decreased and had a reduction in the volume of grain exported to Kenya informally. This was after the Kenyan Millers reduced their purchase price for maize. The daily purchase requirement at Busia produce market dropped to approximately 800MT. The traders who had accumulated maize stocks at a previously…

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Beans price increases as farmers prepare for planting

April 12, 2015

Beans were registered at a higher price in Kampala. Yellow beans cost Ugx.2300-2500/kg wholesale price while Nambale at Ugx.1900-2000/kg. At Busia board produce market, approximately 1000MT of beans were ferried on a daily basis to Kenya. Mixed beans and Red Wahilimu beans were delivered from all the way from Rwanda and Mutukula Tanzania respectively. Major…

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Slight maize price increase as predicted

April 12, 2015

The demand for maize across the border at Busia increased during the week. Several Kenyan traders turned up demanding for maize. Good quality maize was bought at Ksh.18/kg (Ugx.559).The increased demand is more directed to Kitale where brisk maize purchase is currently going on. An estimated 2300MT of maize were bought daily throughout the week….

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Plenty supplied for school fees but less demanded

April 12, 2015

Maize was bought from Lira and Busoga for the Mbale market at Ugx.500 and Ugx.480/kg respectively. A lot of grain was delivered to Mbale Industrial Area for milling Posho. Farmers have lamented the low market price currently experienced in Kiboga and Kyankwanzi districts. The buying price in these areas dropped from Ugx.400/kg to Ugx.380/kg wholesale…

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Overwhelming supply forces market price low

April 12, 2015

Plenty of maize grain was delivered to the Uganda/Kenya border post markets. At Busia, maize, beans, millet and groundnuts were received at the produce market. An overwhelming supply of maize was delivered from all production areas in order to catch the current good price. NCPB continues to purchase maize through contracts issued to Kenyan traders…

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Plenty of maize expected on the market

April 12, 2015

The second seasonal harvest of 2014 was a good one due to well distributed rainfall throughout the year. Some areas received normal to above normal rainfall. This led to a high yield of not only maize but also other commodities. The dry weather since the beginning of the year has facilitated loss of moisture content…

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Plenty of maize grain heading to Kigali Rwanda

April 12, 2015

Information reached our desk that plenty of maize grain was delivered to Kigali from Uganda. This week, dry maize was bought at RWDsh.177/kg an equivalent of Ugx.655/kg in Kigali. An estimated 500MT of grain was bought on a daily basis from Kasese, Mubende, Kamwenge, Kyenjojo and the surrounding districts by traders from across the border….

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Fluctuating maize price on the general market in Uganda

April 12, 2015

The maize market registered price fluctuation this week. It increased in Gulu from Ugx.500/kg to Ugx.550/kg wholesale price. Purchase of maize was mainly by local millers, however, some organizations such as Agrinet also bought at prevailing market price. Similarly maize price increased in Kampala from Ugx.480/kg to Ugx.510/kg and the increase was attributed to regulated…

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