The Uganda Market Price Update is produced by the Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) Unit of the World Food Programme Uganda on a monthly basis. Price data collected by staff at WFP Sub offices in Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and Nakapiripirit is analyzed along with price data from Gulu, Kampala, Mbarara, Soroti, Tororo, Lira and Mbale. The update is divided into four sections; Karamoja markets, Price trends over one year, Other Markets and table on Price changes.
In general, there was a slight increase in the average retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans in December compared to November 2015. Alarmingly, prices for the three commodities continued to be higher this year by 58%%, 49%% and 19% respectively compared to the same period in 2014.
The ToT for both goat prices and daily causal labour wage rates against maize grain continued to deteriorate in December.
REST OF THE COUNTRY
Despite the relatively stable average retail prices for maize grain and sorghum, prices increased in Gulu and Mbale by 22% and 37% respectively compared to November 2015.
Annual analysis indicates that prices for maize grain, beans and maize flour were higher in December 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 by 116%, 41% and 34% respectively.
This is a result of increasing demand in country and outside yet supply is not increasing at the same rate.