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Gold prices down, petrol up in Kabul

Gold prices down, petrol up in Kabul

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Jul 09, 2015 - 12:33

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of gold have dipped while that of petrol has edged up during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Hadi, said one litre of petrol cost 43 afghanis, as compared to last week’s price of 42afs, but one liter of diesel was on 41afs the same rate as of last week.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, said the rate of one kg of gas was 35afs, no changes in the rate as compared to last week.

However, the prices of gold has declined.

Mohammad Fawat, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold fell from 2,000 to 1,980afs and the price of same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,600afs to 1,550afs.

Fazal Rahman, head of the Food Traders' Union, said a 50-kiogram sack of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,230 afghanis, a kg of Vietnamese green tea was priced at 180afs and the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs.

He said 40-kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,620afs and a 16-liters tin of Momin ghee at 950afs, 24-kg of rice 1,550afs -- 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 1,350afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,850afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,800afs.

He sold a 16-liter tin of Momin ghee for 1,050afs, a kilo of African black tea for 280afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 270afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said buying rate of one US dollar was 60.50afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 587afs. Last week's exchange value of dollar stood at 60.50afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 584afs.

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