Afghani & gold down, food prices remain stable in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan currency and gold prices dipped while rates of other items remain unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital 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 decreased from2,100 afghanis to 2,015afs.The same quantity of the Russian variety fell from 1,650afs to 1,600afs.
The Afghan currency slightly decreased in value against the US dollar, said moneychanger Ahmad Shah, who put the buying rate of one dollar at 64.20afs.
He added 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 616afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 64.10afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 615afs.
Rates of food items remained steady.Fazal Rahman, Food Traders' Union head, said a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice cost 1,650afs, a 49-kg sack of sugar 1,700afs and a 16 liters of tin of Shaista ghee 960afs.
He added a kg of Madina green tea was priced at 210afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 240afs and a 49-kg sack of Pakistani flour at 1,350afs -- same rates as last week’s.
But a retailer in the Dahn-i-Bagh area of Kabul, Ahmad Omaid, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,400afs, a 49-kg sack of sugar for 1,800afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,800afs.
He sold a 16-liter tin of Shaista ghee for 1,100afs, a kilo of African black tea for 260afs and the same quantity of Madina green tea for 250afs -- higher than wholesale prices.
A filling station official in the Qala-i-Fathullah locality, Obaidullah, said a litre of diesel cost 42afs and the same quantity of patrol 43afs, registering no change.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood, sold a kilo of the commodity for 55afs.
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