Essential item rates steady; Russian gold down
KABUL (Pajhwok): With Russia gold rates falling, the price of the Arabian variety increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold rose from 2,000afs to 2,050afs. The price of the Russian variety fell from 1,650afs to 1,600afs.
Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kiogram sack of Pakistani sugar accounted for 1,520afs, compared with 1,500afslast week.
A kg of Vietnamese green tea was priced at 180afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, a 50-kg bag of flour at 1,250afs, a 24-kg sack of rice at 1,800afs and a 16-kg tin of ghee at 980afs.
But a retailer in Taimani, Gulabuddin, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,330afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,700afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,200afs.
He sold a 16-liter tin of ghee for 1,050afs, a kilo of African black tea for 250afs and the same quantity of Vietnam green tea for 250afs -- higher than wholesale prices.
The prices of fuel also remained steady A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, said a litre of diesel cost 44afs and the same quantity of petrol 42afs, same rates as last week’s.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah Salehi said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.90afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 563afs.
Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.89afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 564afs.
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