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Sugar, ghee price up, gold down in Kabul

Sugar, ghee price up, gold down in Kabul

Jul 21, 2016 - 16:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and ghee have slightly increased while that of Arabian gold sunk during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar increased from 2,450 afghanis to 2,480 afghanis and 16 liter of Shaista ghee from 1,050afs to 1,080afs during the week.

He said 24.5kg of Kazakh rice was sold for 1,550afs and 49kg of Kazakh flour for 1,320afs, the same prices as of last week’s.

A shopkeeper in Kabul Market, Haji Rahmatullah, sold 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 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.

Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Wazirabad locality of Kabul, said one liter petrol cost 38afs and the same quantity of diesel 35afs, registering no change in their process compared to 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, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold decreased from 2,450afs to 2,400afs while the price of same quantity of the Russian variety stood stable at 2,000afs.

According to Sadaqat Money Services in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 69afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 644afs against last week's 68.40afs and 648afs respectively.



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