Sugar & ghee prices edge up, afghani down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and ghee jumped while the rates of petrol and gold edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 49 kilograms bag of Pakistani sugar increased from 2,140 afghanis to 2,150afs and 16 liters of Shaista ghee from 1,040afs to 1,050afs.
But a 25kg sack of Pakistani rice cost 1,600afs and a 49kg bag of flour 1,230afs, the same as last week’s. But a tea seller in Kabul Market, Haji Rahmatullah, sold a kilogram of African black for 260afs and the same amount of Madina green tea for 240afs.
However, wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the capital. A retailer in Dahna Bagh area, Mohammad Haroon, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,700afs and a 50-kg bag of flour for 1,300afs.
Similarly, he sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,150afs, a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,200afs, a kilo of black tea for 270afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs.
Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Kabul, said that the price of one litre of petrol edged down from 41afs to 39afs while the same quantity of diesel cost for 32afs -- the same price as last week’s.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas dealer in Taimani locality, said gas prices remained unchanged at 45afs per kg during the outgoing week.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold dipped from 2,350afs to 2,300afs while the same quantity of the Russian variety cost 1,900afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said one US dollar accounted for 68.66afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 647afs against last week's 68.55afs and 645afs respectively.
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