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Diesel, sugar, gold prices down, flour up in Kabul

Diesel, sugar, gold prices down, flour up in Kabul

Aug 04, 2018 - 18:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of diesel, sugar and Russian gold have dipped while that of Kazakhstani flour increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad fuel station in Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one liter of diesel dropped from 47 Afghanis to  45 Afghanis while the same quantity of petrol stood at 55afs this week.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity was stood at 60afs.

In food items, the price of flour soared but that of sugar dipped.

Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, said that the wholesale price of 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour increased from 1,150afs to 1,200afs due to low imports.

However, he said that the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar declined from 1,600afs to 1,580afs.

He said 24kg of Pakistani rice cost 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,030afs, no changes have recorded compared to the last week.

Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs -- same prices as last week’s.

Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,300afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,700afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,130afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Russian gold dipped from 1,800afs to 1,750afs while the same quantity of Arabian variety stood at 2,350afs.

According to Haji Mir Hussain Sadaqat, owner of Sadaqat Money Exchange Services in Kabul, one US dollar accounted for 72.25afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 591afs against last week’s 72.35afs and 592afs.



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