Gold, cooking oil prices drop in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of petrol jumped while diesel, Arabian gold and cooking oil rates slumped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
The price of one litre of petrol rose from 63 to 65 afs while the rate of diesel dropped from 60 to 59 afs, Abdul Saboor, the Wazirabad Filling Station owner, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Mohammad Sharif, a gas dealer in Taimani neighbourhood, said the price of one kilogram of gas remained unchanged at 70afs.
Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, put wholesale price of a 50-kilogarm bag of Pakistani sugar at 1,700 afs and the same quantity of flour at 1,280 afs.
The price of a 24-kilogram bag of Pakistani rice was 1,800 afs. One kilogram of black African tea sold for 210 afs and the same quantity Vietnamese green tea for 180 afs.
He added the price of a five kilograms cooking oil tin dropped to 360 from last week’s rate of 380 afs. The fall was linked to international market trends.
But retail rates of some items varied from wholesale prices. Khan Ali, a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh area, sold a bag of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour for 1,450 afs.
Similarly, he sold a 50-kg sugar sack for 2,000 afs, a 24-kg rice bag for 2,200 afs, a 5-kg Momin oil tin for 460 afs, one kilogram of green tea for 260 afs and African black tea for 280 afs.
Abdul Basir, a jeweler in Lycée Maryam area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold dropped to 2,000 afs from last week’s price of 2,100afs.
The same quantity of the Iranian variety was sold for 1,700afs, showing no change.
The buying rate of one US dollar was 57.30 afs while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 565afs.
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