Flour, sugar and fuel prices go up in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour, sugar and fuel increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of 49 kilograms of Kazakh flour increased from 1,280 afghanis to 1,320 afghanis due to a cut in imports.
However, he said 16 liters of Shaista ghee cost 1,060afs, 49kg of Pakistani sugar 2,350afs and 24.5kg Pakistani rice 1,600afs, the same prices as of last week’s.
A shopkeeper in Kabul Market, Haji Rahmatullah, sold a kilogram of African black for 260afs and the same amount of Madina green tea for 240afs.
But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in parts of the city. A retailer in Proja-i-Taimani area, Abdul Wakil, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,800afs and a 50-kg bag of Kazakh flour for 1,400afs. Last week’s wholesale price of Kazakh flour was 1,350afs
Similarly, he sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,550afs, a 16-kg tin of Shaista ghee for 1,100afs, a kilo of black tea for 300afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs. The wholesale price of sugar was 2,400afs last week.
Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Wazirabad locality of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the cost of one litre of petrol increased from 38afs to 39afs and the same quantity of diesel from 35afs to 36afs.
However, Mohammad Sharif, a dealer in Taimani locality, said gas prices remained unchanged during the outgoing week at 45afs per kg. The price of Arabian gold has slightly reduced.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold decreased from 2,370afs to 2,350afs while the price of same quantity of the Russian variety stood at 1,900afs.
According to Sadaqat Money Services in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 68.80afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 650afs against last week's 69.40afs and 654afs respectively.
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