Prices of fuel, flour & sugar down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel flour and sugar have dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, said the price of one litre of diesel decreased from 46 afghanis to 44afs and the same quantity of patrol from 44afs to 42afs. He linked the fall to international market trends.
Mohammad Usman, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area, sold a kilogram of gas for 35afs, the same price as last week’s.
Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman said a 50-kiogram sack of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,250afs, compared with 1,260afs last week. The price of a 50-kg sack of Pakistani sugar also dipped from 1,520afs to 1,500afs.
A kg of Vietnamese green tea was priced at 180afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, a 16-litre of tin of ghee at 980afs and a 24kg bag of rice at 1,550afs -- same rates as last week’s.
But a retailer in the Taimani area of Kabul, Gulabuddin, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,300afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,700afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,100afs.
He sold a 16-liter tin of ghee for 1,050afs, a kilo of African black tea for 270afs and the same quantity of Vietnam green tea for 250afs -- higher than wholesale prices.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 1,950afs to 2,000afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,600afs1to 1,650afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah Salehi said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.89afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 563afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.75afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 564afs.
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