Prices of essential items stay unchanged in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of essential items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Fazal Rahman, the head of Food Traders Union, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a 50 kilograms of Pakistani flour was sold at 1,230 afghanis, 50 kilograms of Pakistani sugar 1,620afs and 16 liters of Momin ghee 950afs, the same prices of last week’s.
He said that 24-kg of rice cost 1,550afs, one kilogram of African black tea 210afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea 180afs, registering no change.
But a retailer in the Dahan-i-Bagh area of Kabul, Mahmod Khan, sold a 50-kg bag of flour for 1,350afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,800afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,800afs.
He sold a 16-liter tin of Momin ghee for 1,100afs, a kilo of African black tea for 280afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 260afs -- higher than wholesale prices.
The rates of fuel also remained steady.
A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Hadi, said one litre of diesel costs 41afs and the same quantity of patrol 42afs, the same rate as of last week.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, said the rate of one kg of gas was 30afs, the same rate as of last week.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area of Kabul, said one gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,000afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety for 1,600afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said buying rate of one US dollar was 60.50afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 583afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 60.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 584afs.
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