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Flour, sugar prices slightly up in Kabul

Flour, sugar prices slightly up in Kabul

Mar 30, 2019 - 15:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of Kazakhstani flour and sugar have slightly increased while other essential items’ rates remain steady during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Mohammad Hamanyon, head of Kabul Food Traders Union, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of a gab of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour increased from 1,360 Afghanis to 1,380 Afghanis and the same quantity of Pakistani sugar from 1,700 to 1,720 Afghanis.

However, he said 24kg of Pakistani rice cost 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 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 1,450afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,800afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,080afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Fuel prices also remain steady.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul, said one liter of petrol cost 49afs, and the same quantity of diesel 48afs, registers no change in their prices.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area, said one kilogram of the commodity was sold at 65afs, as the same price as last week’s.

The price of gold also stayed unchanged.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 2,500afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,000afs.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 75.90afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 539afs against last week’s 74.60afs and 537afs.


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