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Petrol, sugar prices down in Kabul

Petrol, sugar prices down in Kabul

Jan 09, 2014 - 13:17

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of petrol, sugar and oil decreased during the outgoing week in the central capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

The price of a 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar fell from 1,550 afghanis to 1,500afs and a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee from 400afs to 390afs this week.

Food Traders’ Union chief, Fazal Rahman, speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, linked increasing imports. A 50-kilogram bag of flour cost 1,340afs, a 24-kg sack of rice 1,800 afs.

One kilogram of African black tea sold for 210afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 175afs, he said.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in parts of the city. Khan Ali, a shopkeeper in the Kart-i-Seh area, sold a 49-kg sack of Pakistani flour for 1,450afs, a 50-kg bag of sugar for 1,700afs and a five kg tin of ghee for 440afs.

Abdul Hadi, a pump station head in Wazirabad locality, said one litre of diesel accounted for 62afs, same a last week. But the price of petrol reduced from 62afs to 60afs. 

As last week, one gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,000 afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety for 1,600afs, said a jeweller in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighbourhood, Abdul Basir.

Meanwhile, moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 56.45afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 533afs.

Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 56.30 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 530 afs, he recalled.


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