Gold, flour and sugar prices down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of gold, flour and sugar declined but that of ghee increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Fazel Rahman, head of food traders’ union, told Pajhowk Afghan News a 49-kilogram sack of Kazakh flour was sold for 1,220afs against its last week's price of 1,230afs and the value of a 49-kg bag of Pakistani sugar bag declined to 1920afs from 2000afs.
The rate of a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee increased from 960afs to 1000 afs and the rate of 25-kg sack of Pakistani rice remained stable at 1,650 afs.
The price of one kilo of African black tea and Indonesian green tea remained steady at 240 afs and 220 afs respectively, a tea dealer in Kabul, Ihsanullah, said.
But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Ahmad Javed, a shopkeeper in Dahn-i-Bagh locality, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,800afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,000afs and a 50-kg sack of flour for 1,300afs.
He sold a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,100afs, a kilo of black African team for 260afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs.
Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Kabul, sold a liter of petrol for 41afs and the same quantity of diesel for 34afs, the same prices as of last week’s.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani locality, said gas prices remained unchanged during the week and was sold at 40 afs per kg.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,300 afs to 2,250afs and the same quantity of Russian gold decreased from 1,900 to 1,850 afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said one US dollar was bought at 68.35 afs and the exchange rate of 1,000 Pakistani Rupee stood at 643 afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 68.55afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 648afs.
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