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Ghee, flour rates edge down in Kabul

Ghee, flour rates edge down in Kabul

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Aug 25, 2011 - 17:15

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Ghee and flour prices edged down while other daily-use items' rates stayed unchanged in Kabul markets during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday.

A 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani flour sold for 980afs ($20.68), showing a reduction of 10 afghanis, compared to its last week's rate. Similarly, the price of ghee decreased from 430 afs to 420afs, said the Food Traders' Union head, Fazlul Rahman.

A 50-kg bag of Brazilian sugar was priced at 2420 afs and the same amount of Pakistani rice sold for 2,500 afs. One kilogram of black tea cost190 afs and green tea 160afs, he said.

A fuel station worker in the Baraki square, Shamsul Haq, said the rate of a litre of diesel and petrol each stood at 58afs -- the same as last week.

Liquefied gas prices also stayed unchanged. A Taimani-based dealer, Obaidullah, said one kilogram of gas sold for 55afs, the same as last week.  

Jeweller Abdul Basir said one gram of Arabian gold accounted for 2,400 afs and the same amount of the Iranian variety for 2,000afs.

Moneychanger Mohammad Amin Jan Khosti said the buying rate of a US dollar was 47.15 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 545 afs. Last week's exchange value of a greenback stood at 47.15 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 547 afs.

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