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Food item rates stable, gold down

Food item rates stable, gold down

May 08, 2014 - 15:41

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The prices of some daily-use commodities jumped while the rates of gold dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kiogram sack of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,300 afghanis, compared with 1,350 afghanis last week.

He said a kg of Vietnamese green tea was priced at 180afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, a 40-kg of Pakistani sugar at 1,550afs and a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee at 380afs -- same rates as last week’s rates.

But a retailer in the Dahan-i-Bagh area of Kabul, Jan Mohammad, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,470afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,770afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,200afs.

He sold a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee for 460afs, a kilo of African black tea for 250afs and the same quantity of Vietnam green tea for 230afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

The prices of fuel also remained steady but the rate of gas rose. A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, said a litre of diesel and patrol each cost 58afs, the same rate as last week’s.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood, said the rate of one kg of gas jumped from 48afs to 50afs.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in Lycée Maryam area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold fell from 2,000 to 1,950afs and the price of same quantity of the Iranian variety from 1,700 to 1,650afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.30afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 550afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 574afs.




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