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Afghani falls against dollar, ghee price up in Kabul

Afghani falls against dollar, ghee price up in Kabul

Jan 07, 2016 - 15:21

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The afghani dipped against the US dollar, as the price of ghee edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee sold for 980afs, going up from last week’s rate of 950 afs.

Rates of other food items saw no change, as a 49-kilogram sack of Pakistani flour sold for 1,450afs, the same quantity of sugar for 1,980 afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,650afs.

Likewise, the prices of tea also remained stable. A kilo of green tea accounted for 220afs and the same amount of African black tea for 240afs, said dealer Fazal Ahmad.

The retail price of one kilogram of black tea was 270afs and the same amount of Madina green tea 260afs, he added.

But a retailer in Dahn-i-Bagh locality, Ahmad Haroon, sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,050afs, 16 liters of Momin ghee for 1,050afs, 50 kg of flour for 1,550afs and 24kg of rice for 1,900afs.

A litre of diesel accounted for 39afs and petrol for 46afs, same as last week’s rates, said a filling station worker in Shahr-i-Ara, Ghulam Sakhi.

Mohammad Sharif, a retailer in Taimani locality, sold a kilogram of liquefied gas for 50afs, the same as last week’s price.

Mohammad Sami Raufi, a jeweller in Shahr-i-Naw neighbourhood, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 1, 200afs and same quantity of the Russian variety 1,700afs.

According to the Sadaqat Exchange Services, the buying rate of one US dollar was 68.70afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 639afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 68.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 638afs.





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