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Afghan currency, gas down in Kabul

Afghan currency, gas down in Kabul

Sep 22, 2011 - 17:07

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Afghan currency dipped against the US dollar and gas prices declined, while food and other daily-use commodities' rates remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

The afghani depreciated against the greenback, moneychanger Saeedullah said, adding the buying rate of a US dollar was 47.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 550afs. Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 47.60afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 545afs.

The price of one kilogram of liquefied gas decreased to 48 afs from 50 afs, a Taimani-based gas dealer, Obaidullah, said.

A 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour sold for 980afs and the same amount of rice for 2,500afs, the same as last week, said the Food Traders' Union head, Fazlul Rahman.

A 50-kg bag of Brazilian sugar accounted for 2,420afs, a five-kg cane of Spin Ghar ghee cost 430afs, a kilo of black tea 190afs, and the same amount of green tea 160afs.

But retail prices of food items varied from wholesale rates in some parts of the city Ahmad Shah, a shopkeeper in the Dahna-i-Bagh locality, sold a 50-kg sack of Pakistani flour for 1,100 afs, the same amount of rice for 2,750afs and a 50-kg sack of Brazilian sugar for 2,450afs.

He sold a five-kg cane of Spin Ghar ghee for 480afs, a kg of African back tea for 200afs, and the same amount of Indonesian green tea for 180afs.

Fuel prices stayed unchanged, with one litre of diesel and petrol each accounting for 58afs, said a pump station worker in the Taimani Square, Siddiqullah.

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



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