Uganda

Uganda Monthly Market Monitor, March 2015: Issue 3

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  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans increased during the month a c ro s s Ka ramo ja . Howeve r , households depending on markets for maize grain and sorghum were still better off compared to the same period last year while for beans were worse off.

  • There was a deterioration in terms of trade (TOT) for both goats and casual labour against ma ize gra in compared to February. This was mainly a result of a 22% increase in maize grain prices during the month.

  • Nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans increased across the country in March compared to February 2015 mainly due to reduced stocks.

  • Maize grain & beans prices for markets outside Karamoja are expected to be high but relatively stable in April. However, prices are expected to increase in May when majority of the schools re-open.