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Essential items’ rates remain steady in Kabul

Essential items’ rates remain steady in Kabul

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Apr 27, 2019 - 16:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of essential items have remained unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Mohammad Hamanyon, head of Kabul Food Traders Union, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of a bag of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour was 1,360 Afghanis, 49kg of Pakistani sugar 1,800 Afghanis, a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,120afs and 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,000afs, 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 1,870afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,150afs, 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 that a liter of petrol cost 52afs and the same quantity of diesel 49afs, no changes have recorded in fuel rates.

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.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 2,650afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,150afs.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 77.80afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 537afs against last week’s 77.65afs and 534afs.

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