Gold & ghee up, daily-use items stable in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of gold and ghee edged up while rates of daily-use items remained stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahee area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,100afs to 2,200afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,750afs to 1,800afs. He linked the hike to international market trends.
Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 16-lit tin of Momin ghee edged up from 950afs to 960afs, but other items’ rates remained unchanged.
A 25-kg bag of Pakistani rice accounted for 1,650afs, a 49-kg sack of sugar for 1,800afs and 49-kg bag of Kazakh flour for 1260 afs, he added.
One kg of Indonesian green tea sold for 220afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 240afs, said a tea dealer in the Kabul food market, Fazal Ahmad.
But a retailer in Dahn-i-Bagh area, Ahmad Javed, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,380afs, a 49-kg sack of sugar for 1,950afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,900afs.
He sold a 16-liter tin of Momin ghee for 1,060afs, a kilo of African black tea for 270afs and the same quantity of Madina green tea for 260afs -- higher than wholesale prices.
Abdul Hadi, a filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, said a litre of petrol cost 38afs and the same amount of diesel 32afs.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, sold a kilogram of gas for 40afs -- the same as last week's rate.
Per 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak sold for 6,400afs and the same quantity of cedar for 6200afs, said a firewood stall owner in Charah-i-Shaheed locality, Khan Mohammad.
According to Sadaqat Exchange Services, the buying rate of one US dollar was 68.90afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 642afs.
Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 68.80afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 640afs.
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