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Sugar, flour prices dipped in Kabul

Sugar, flour prices dipped in Kabul

Feb 03, 2019 - 15:19

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

Food Traders Union head in Kabul, Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of a bag of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar decreased from 1,720 Afghanis to 1,680 Afghanis and 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour from 1,330afs to 1,320afs.

However, he said 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice cost 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid cooking oil 1,000afs, the same rates of last week’s.

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 Samim, who owns a grocery store in Taimani area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,400afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,750afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,100afs, 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 Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,500afs to 2,550afs while the same quantity of Russian variety stood at 2,000afs.

Fuel and firewood prices remain unchanged.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said that one liter of petrol cost 49 Afghanis and the same quantity of diesel 48afs.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity stood at 55afs.

Ghulam Sakhi, a firewood seller in Charahi Taminai area of Kabul said the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak was 7,200afs and the same quantity of cedar 6,500afs.

According to Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat Money Exchange Service in Sara-I-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 74.95afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 536afs against last week’s 75.50afs and 537afs.



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