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Prices of pineapples drop, watermelon up

By Racheal Nabisubi

Added 24th May 2016 02:43 PM

At Kireka market, a bunch of matooke costs between sh20,000 and sh35,000.

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At Kireka market, a bunch of matooke costs between sh20,000 and sh35,000.

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Since the month of May began, a couple of commodities in the market have seen a drop in their prices in most of the markets. Among these are egg plants, bitter berries, mangoes, pineapples and pawpaws.

You will part with anything from sh2,000 and sh3,000 for a pineapple and sh1,500 to sh2,000 for a pawpaw (papaya).

Barbra Nantume, a trader at Ggaba market, says the reduction in prices is due to continued supply onto the market.

At Kireka market, a bunch of matooke costs between sh20,000 and sh35,000.

However, the supplies of water melon dwindled, leading to an increase in price from about sh4,000 up to sh 5,000 - sh7,000.

Meanwhile, prices of Irish potatoes, cassava and rice have increased in the city centre market.  Three roots of cassava cost sh3,000.

Badru Kasirye who works at Nakawa market says off-season has contributed to the hike in prices.

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