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Petrol, gold rates down, sugar up

Petrol, gold rates down, sugar up

Jun 04, 2015 - 16:25

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The prices of some daily-use commodities, petrol and gold edged down but that of sugar has jumped up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kiogram sack sugar accounted for 1,620 afghanis, compared with 1,600 afghanis last week.

He linked the hike in sugar price to its less imports and its rates in international markets.

But he said that some other food items rates dipped down compare to the last week.

He said that the price of 50 kg Pakistani flour declined from 1,250afs to 1,230afs, 16 liters of Momin ghee from 970afs to 950afs.

He said 24 kg of rice was accounted for 1,550afs, a kg of Indonesian green tea was priced at 180afs and the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, a 40-kg--same rates as last week’s rates.

But a retailer in the Dahan-i-Bagh area of Kabul, Khan Ali, sold a 50-kg bag of flour for 1,300afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,720afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,800afs.

He sold a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,030afs, a kilo of African black tea for 260afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 230afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

The prices of fuel also remained steady but the rate of gas rose. A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, said a litre of diesel and patrol each cost 58afs, the same rate as last week’s.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighbourhood, said the rate of one kg of gas jumped from 48afs to 50afs.

The rate of petrol has also dipped down.

Abdul Hadi the owner of Wazirabad fuel station accounted one liter of diesel for 42afs and the same quantity of petrol for 44afs compare to its last week’s price of 45afs.

A liquefied gas seller Mohammad Sharif in the Tamani area sold one kg of gas for 30afs, the same rate of last week’s.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in Lycée Maryam area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold fell from 2,100 to 2,050afs and the price of same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,700 to 1,650afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.30afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 550afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 574afs.




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