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Gold, sugar & oil down in Kabul

Gold, sugar & oil down in Kabul

Sep 29, 2011 - 19:34

KABULinfo-icon (PAN): The price of flour went up but gold, sugar and oil edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

A 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani flour sold for 1050 afghanis ($21.5) against last week's rate of 980afs, said the Food Traders' Union head, Fazlul Rahman.

A 50-kg bag of Brazilian sugar accounted for 2,400afs against last week's price of 2,420afs. Similarly, a five-kg cane of Spin Ghar decreased came down to 420afs from 430afs.

However, the prices of a 50-kilo rice bag and one kg of tea remained unchanged at 2,500afs and 190afs respectively.

Fuel prices also remained stable, with one litre of diesel and petrol each costing 58afs, said a pump station worker in the Bagh-i-Bala area, Shahpur.

One kilogram of liquefied gas sold for 50afs, showing no change, said a Taimani-based gas dealer, Obaidullah.

Jeweller Abdul Basir said one gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,200afs, falling by 200afs, and the same amount of the Iranian variety decreased from 2,000afs to 1,850afs.

The buying rate of a US dollar was 48.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 545afs. Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 48.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 547afs.



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