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Flour, sugar prices down in Kabul

Flour, sugar prices down in Kabul

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Aug 03, 2019 - 16:49

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of flour and sugar have edged down during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul’s Mandavi Market, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour was decreased from 1,470 Afghanis to 1,460afs and the same quantity of Pakistani sugar from 2,000afs to 1,950afs.

However, he said that a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee cost 1,080afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,200afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 320afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Ahmad Mustafa, who owns a grocery store in Taimani area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,500afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,000afs, 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.

Fuel prices remain steady.

Mohammad Akram, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul city, said that the price of a kilogram of the commodity was 50afs.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said the price of a liter of petrol was 50afs and the same quantity of diesel 47afs, the same prices of last week’s.

Gold prices also remain unchanged.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian was 2,900afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,400afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 78.35afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 499afs against last week’s 79.59afs and 503afs.

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