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Gold, flour prices up in Kabul markets

Gold, flour prices up in Kabul markets

Jul 16, 2015 - 14:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of gold and flour edged up while that of daily-used items remained stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 49kg bag of Pakistani flour jumped from 1,230 afghanis to 1,250 afghanis, but other items’ rates remained unchanged

A 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice cost 1,550afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar 1,620afs, a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee 950afs, one kilogram of black African tea 210afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea 180afs, he said.

But a retailer in the Kart-i-Seh area of Kabul, Mahmood, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,320afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,750afs and a 49-kg bag of rice for 1,800afs.

He sold a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,010afs, a kilo of African black tea for 250afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

A filling station official in the Wazirabad locality, Abdul Hadi, said a litre of diesel was sold for 41afs and the same quantity of patrol for 43afs, the same rates as of last week’s.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood, sold a kilo of the commodity for 35afs.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller at Timor Shahee area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased up from 1,980afs to 2,000afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,550afs to 1,600afs, linking the increase to high demand during Eid days.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 60.55afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 585afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 60.50afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 587afs.


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