Sugar & gold prices up, fuel down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and gold went up while that of fuel decline during the outgoing week in Kabul during the outgoing week, market source said on Thursday.
Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Wazirabad locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News the cost of one litre of petrol decreased from 39afs to 38afsand the same quantity of diesel from 36afs to 35afs.
Mohammad Sharif, a dealer in Taimani neighbourhood, said gas prices remained unchanged during the outgoing week at 45afs per kg.
Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of 49 kilograms Pakistani sugar bag increased from 2,400afs to 2,450afs.But rates of other essential items remained stable.
He said 16 liters of Shaista ghee cost 1,050afs, 49kg of Kazakh flour 1,320afs and 24.5kg Pakistani rice 1,550afs, the same as last week’s rates.
Shopkeeper Haji Rahmatullahsold a kilogram of African black tea 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 Paroja-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.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,350afs to 2,450afsand theRussian variety from 1,900afs to 2,000afs.
According to the SadaqatExchange Services in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 68.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 648afs against last week's rates of 68.40afs and 650afs.
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