Sugar, ghee prices up, afghani edges down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and ghee increased while other daily-use item rates stayed steady during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Food Traders’ Union headFazal Rahmantold Pajhwok Afghan News the wholesale price of a 49 kilograms bag of sugar increased from 1,920 afghanis to 2,120 afghanis.
He said the rate of a 16-litre tin of Momin ghee jumped to 1040afs from last week’s 1,020afs, due to the high demand for the commodity and lower imports.
There was no change in the rates of other food items, as a 49-kg sack of Kazakh flour cost 1230afs and a 25-kg bag of Pakistani rice 1,650afs.
Meanwhile, tea seller Ihsanullah said a kilogram of African black tea cost 240afs and the same amount of Madina green tea 220afs -- the same prices as last week’s.
But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. A retailer in Dahna Bagh area, Ahmad Javed, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,800afs and a 50-kg bag of flour for 1,300afs.
Similarly, he sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,200afs, a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,200afs, a kilo of black tea for 260afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs.
Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Kabul, sold a litre of petrol for 41afs and the same quantity of diesel for 32afs -- the same prices as last week’s.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas dealer in Taimani locality, said gas prices remained unchanged during the outgoing week and was sold for 40 afs per kg.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 2,250afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety 1,850afs.
Moneychanger Haji Mohammad Jan Khosti said the market remained closed for three days, but on Tuesday, one US dollar was sold for 68.40 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 646 afs.
Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 68.38afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 644afs.
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