Beans (16,052MT) was the highest traded commodity the week ending 9th June 2017. Uganda exported (15,557MT) which consisted of exports to Kenya (14,459MT), DRC (1,087MT), and Tanzania (10MT). Uganda imported (311MT) of beans from Rwanda. Beans prices were highest in Uganda, Masindi Ksh117($1.13)/kg, Soroti Ksh101($0.98)/kg, and Mombasa Ksh102($0.99)/kg. The prices were lowest in Busia Ksh53($0.51)/kg. Betta Grains sold regular beans at a retail prices of Ksh84($0.81)/kg. Uganda also exported Yellow Beans (220MT), consisting of exports to Tanzania (120MT) and Rwanda (100MT). Yellow beans prices were highest in Uganda, Mbale and Gulu Ksh121($1.17)/kg, and Kenya, Machakos Ksh120($1.16)/kg. Betta Grains wholesale price for Yellow Beans is Ksh111($1.07)/kg. Rwanda exported Mixed Beans (196MT) to Uganda. Mixed beans prices were highest in Uganda, Masindi Ksh93($0.90)/kg, and lowest in Busia Ksh44($0.43)/kg. Nairobi wholesale price was Ksh92($0.89)/kg, Betta Grains retail price for Mixed beans was Ksh80($0.77)/Kg.
Maize (8,130MT) was 2nd highest traded commodity in the week. Uganda exported (6,323MT), consisting of exports to Kenya (5,859MT) and Rwanda (463MT). Tanzania exported (1,176MT), consisting of exports to Uganda (1,146MT), and to Kenya (30MT). Rwanda exported to DRC (564MT), as DRC exported (7MT) to Uganda. Kenya exported maize (60MT) to Tanzania through Isebania. Maize prices were highest in South Sudan, Juba Ksh87($0.84)/kg, Bujumbura Ksh76($0.74)/kg, and lowest in Iringa Ksh28($0.27)/Kg. Nairobi price was Ksh56($0.54)/kg.
Rice (2,522MT) was traded. Tanzania exported to Rwanda (1,135MT), to Uganda (672MT) and to Kenya (65MT). Rwanda exported (634MT) to DRC. DRC exported to Uganda (15MT). Rice prices were highest in Uganda, Masindi Ksh158($1.53)/kg, Eldoret Ksh151($1.46)/kg and lowest in Tanzania, Iringa Ksh79($0.76)/kg. Nairobi wholesale price was Ksh138($1.33)/kg, for imported parboil rice, while retail prices for imported long grain rice is Ksh98($0.95)/kg, Parboil Rice Grade 1 Ksh150($1.45)/kg, Grade 2 Ksh140($1.35)/kg, Thai Rice Ksh98($0.95)/kg and 5 Star Ksh90($0.87)/kg. Betta Grains is currently selling Kenya Pishori Ksh210($2.03)/kg.
Wheat (1,358MT) was traded during the week. Kenya’s exports to Rwanda (851MT). Rwanda export to DRC (507MT), a 500% increase in comparison to May 2017 weekly exports. Wheat prices were highest in, South Sudan, Juba Ksh201($1.94)/kg, Burundi, Ngozi Ksh103($1)/kg and lowest in Kenya, Nakuru and Nairobi Ksh44($0.43)/kg; and Mombasa Ksh45($0.44)/kg.
Groundnuts/Peanuts (988MT) was traded, Uganda exported to Rwanda (145MT). Tanzania exported to Uganda (506MT), and to Kenya (334MT). Rwanda exported to DRC (3MT). The groundnuts/peanuts in the Kenya’s leading commodity market Nyamakma are Malawian groundnuts. Groundnuts prices were highest in Uganda, Masindi Ksh235($2.27)/kg, Gulu Ksh202($1.95)/kg and South Sudan, Juba Ksh186($1.80)/kg. The prices were lowest in Tanzania, Mbeya Ksh53($0.51)/kg. Betta Grains is currently selling groundnuts at a retail price of Ksh158($1.53)/kg.
Sorghum (823MT) was traded, Uganda exported to Kenya (663MT), and to Rwanda (70MT). Tanzania exported to Uganda (90MT). Prices were highest in Kenya, Nairobi Ksh88($0.85)/kg, Burundi, Bujumbura Ksh73($0.71)/kg, and lowest in Uganda, Kabale and Busia Ksh43($0.42)/kg. Nairobi’s wholesale price is Ksh88($0.85)/kg, Betta Grains current wholesale price for Sorghum is Ksh68($0.66)/kg.
Millet (246MT) was traded, Uganda exported to Kenya (210MT), and to Rwanda (0.60MT). Tanzania exported to Kenya (35MT). Prices were highest in Uganda, Soroti Ksh113($1.09)/kg, Gulu Ksh109($1.05)/kg, and lowest in Uganda, Tororo Ksh63($0.61)/kg. Nairobi wholesale price is Ksh88($0.85)/kg, Betta Grains is currently selling Millet at Ksh98($0.95)/kg.
Soya Beans (187MT) was traded, Tanzania exported to Kenya (127MT), and to Uganda (60MT). Prices were highest in Kenya, Mombasa and Eldoret Ksh102($0.99)/kg, and lowest in Uganda, Busia Ksh41($.40)/kg. Peas (83MT) was traded, all of it was Ugandan export to Rwanda. Peas prices were highest in Rwanda, Rubavu Ksh139($1.34)/kg, and lowest in Uganda Mbale, Ksh57($0.55)/kg. Sunflower Seed Cake (395MT) was also traded, all of it was Tanzania’s export to Kenya. Maize Bran (67MT) was exported from Tanzania to Kenya.
Exchange Rate used US$1=Ksh103.4/-
Author; Fostina Mani, Betta Grains. Fostina.Mani@bettagrains.com, Twitter: @FostinaMani.
Acknowledgment: The data used for the analysis has been obtained from; IAM, Government of Kenya, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries, Government of Tanzania, Ministry of Trade and Industry, EAGC, RATIN, Farm Gain Uganda, FEWS NET, & Betta Grains.
Disclaimer. Due to unavailable of data on various border points on formal cross-border trade flows and volumes in the public arena. The volumes indicated above are mostly from the informal cross-border data that is available to the public. The purpose of the analysis, is simply to provide an indication of the East Africa Regional Trade flow to SMEs, Smallholder Farmers, and Other Stakeholders in a manner and language that is applicable, simple, and makes sense. Those desiring to obtain actual trade volumes are advised to contact various internationally funded government projects that have been mandated to provide the regional trade data for public good.
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