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Essential item rates remain stable

Essential item rates remain stable

Feb 20, 2014 - 15:57

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Prices of essential daily-use commodities stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice cost 1,800afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar 1,450afs and a 5-kg tin of Momin Ghee 380afs.

He added a kg of Vietnamese green tea was priced at 170afs, same quantity of African black tea at 210afs and a 49-kg sack of Pakistani flour at 1,300afs -- same rates as last week’s.

But a retailer in the Kart-i-Seh area of Kabul, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,370afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,700afs, and a 49-kg bag of rice for 2,000afs.

He sold a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee for 440afs, a kilo of African black tea for 260afs and the same quantity of green tea for 240afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

A filling station official in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Hadi, said a litre of diesel cost 62afs and the same quantity of patrol 57afs, registering no change.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood, sold a kilo of the commodity for 50afs.

The rate of per 560 kilograms of peeled oak stood at 6,500afs, said Sultan, a stall owner in Sarsabzi area.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in Lycée Maryam neighbourhood, said one gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,100afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety for 1,700afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 56.60afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 530afs.

Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.18afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 534afs.

Last week, rate of the dollar was on 57.28 and rate of Pakistani rupees at 535afs.



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