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Gold price up, flour, ghee down in Kabul

Gold price up, flour, ghee down in Kabul

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Jun 29, 2019 - 18:08

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The price of gold has increased while that of flour and ghee dipped during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,750 Afghanis to 2,900 Afghans and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,300afs to 2,400afs.

He linked hike in gold prices to its rates in international markets.

However, the price of flour and ghee slightly declined.

Mohammad Hamayon, head of Food Traders Union in Kabul, that the price of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour decreased from from 1,500afs to 1,470afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,100afs to 1,080afs.

However, he said 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 2,040afs, a bag of 24kg of Pakistani rice cost 2,200afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea 280afs and the same quantity of African black tea 300afs, same rates of last week’s.

Ahmad Samim, who owns a grocery store in Taimani area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,530afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,100afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,500afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,150afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 320afs and the same amount of black African tea for 360afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said a liter of petrol cost 52afs and the same quantity of diesel 49afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Mohammad Ikram, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity was 65afs, no changes have recorded in its price.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 81.50afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 505afs against last week’s 80.70afs and 523afs.

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