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Ghee up, diesel down: Most eatables' rates stay stable

Ghee up, diesel down: Most eatables' rates stay stable

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Apr 21, 2016 - 18:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The price of ghee increased while diesel’s rate dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price ofone litre of dieselfell from 34afs to 32afs, petrol remained unchanged at 41afs per litre.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani, said gas prices remained unchanged during the week at 40 afs per kg.

In food items, the price of ghee increased, said Traders’ Union headFazal Rahman. The price of 16-litre cane of Momin ghee rose from 980afs to 1,020afs. He linked the hike to international market trends.

He said a 49kg bag of Kazakh flour cost 1,230afs, the same amount of Pakistani sugar 1,920afs and 25kg rice 1,650afs, the same prices as last week’s.

Shopkeeper Ihsanullahsaid a kilogram of African black tea cost 240afs and the same amount of Madena green tea 220afs, showing no change.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Ahmad Javed, a retailer in Dahan-I-Bagh area, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,800afs and a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,300afs.

Similarly, he sold a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,150afs, a kilo of black African tea for 260afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 2,250afs and the same quantity of Russian gold 1,850afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said one US dollar accounted for 68.38afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 644 afs, registering no change.

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