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Sugar, flour prices go up in Kabul

Sugar, flour prices go up in Kabul

May 19, 2016 - 17:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and wheat flour edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market source said on Thursday.

Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 49 kilograms bag of Pakistani sugar rose from 2,150 afghanis to 2,250afs.

The rate of a 49-kg sack of flour increased from 1,230afs to 1,250afs this week. He said the rate of sugar had jumped in international markets but the hike in flour price was linked to low imports.

A 25kg-bag of Pakistani rice cost 1,600afs and a 16 litres tin of Momin ghee 1,050afs -- the same prices as last week’s.

A shopkeeper in Kabul Market, Haji Rahmatullah, sold a kilogram of African black to for 260afs and the same amount of Madina green tea for 240afs.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in arts of the city. A retailer in Dahna Bagh area, Ahmad Navid, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,900afs and a 50-kg bag of Kazakh flour for 1,450afs.

Similarly, he sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,350afs, a 16-kg tin of Shaista ghee for 1,100afs, a kilo of black tea for 270afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 260afs.

Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker, said that one litre of petrol cost 39afs and the same quantity of diesel 32afs -- the same price as last week’s.

Mohammad Sharif, a dealer in Taimani locality, said gas prices remained unchanged during the outgoing week at 45afs per kg.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold stood at 2,300afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety at 1,900afs.

Moneychanger Haji Najib said one US dollar accounted for 68.65afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 646afs against last week's 68.66afs and 647afs respectively.




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