Sugar, flour prices up, ghee down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and flour increased while that of ghee decreased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Traders’ Union head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the wholesale price of 49 kilograms of Kazakh flour increased from 1,220 afghanis to 1,230 afghanis due to the commodity’s high demand.
A 49-kg bag of Pakistani sugar cost 1,920afs in wholesale and 25kg of rice 1,650afs, the same prices as last week’s, he said.
But a retailer in Dehna Bagh area, Haroon, said the retail rate of a 49-kg bag of sugar had increased from 2000 afs to 2100 afs.
While Fazl Raham said the rate of a 16-litre Momin ghee tin decreased to 980afs from last week’s 1,000afs.
Meanwhile, Ihsanullah, a tea reseller in Kabul Market, said a kilogram of African black tea cost 240afs and the same amount of Madena green tea 220afs, the same prices as last week’s.
But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Haroon also sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,800afs, a 50-kg sack of flour for 1,300afs, 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 litere of petrol for 41afs and the same quantity of diesel for 34afs, the same prices as 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 was 2,250afs and the same quantity of Russian gold 1,850afs.
While, the Afghan currency stayed stable against the American dollar and the Pakistani rupee during the week. Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said one US dollar was bought at 68.35 afs and the exchange rate of 1,000 Pakistani rupees stood at 643 afs, registering no change.
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