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Prices of sugar, tea and gold go up in Kabul

Prices of sugar, tea and gold go up in Kabul

May 05, 2016 - 17:45

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar, tea and gold have jumped during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the rate of a 49-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar edged up from 2,120 afghanis to 2,140 afghanis during the week.

However, the price of 25kg of Pakistani rice went down from 1,650afs to 1,600afs, he said. But 49kg of Pakistani flour cost 1,230as and 16 liters of Momin ghee 1,040afs, the same prices as last week’s.

Rahmatullah, a tea seller in Kabul Market, sold a kilogram of African black tea for 260afs and the same amount of Madina green tea for 240afs against last week’s 240afs and 220afs respectively.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. A retailer in Dahna Bagh area, Mohammad Haroon, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,700afs and a 50-kg bag of flour for 1,300afs.

Similarly, he sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,150afs, a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,200afs, a kilo of black tea for 270afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs.

Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Kabul, sold a litre of petrol for 41afs and the same quantity of diesel for 32afs -- the same prices as last week’s.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas dealer in Taimani locality, said gas prices remained unchanged during the outgoing week and was sold for 45afs per kg.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold soared from 2,250afs to 2,350afs  and the same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,850afs to 1,900afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said one US dollar was sold for 68.55 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 645 afs against last week's 68.38afs and 644afs.



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