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Gold prices up, flour, sugar down in Kabul

Gold prices up, flour, sugar down in Kabul

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Feb 22, 2020 - 17:06

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

Basir Ahmad, a jeweler in Lycee Mariam area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was increased from 3,200 Afghanis to 3,300 Afghanis and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,600afs to 2,800afs.

In food items, the prices of flour and sugar have dipped.

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul Mandavi market said that the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar was dipped from 1,980afs to 1,960afs and the same quantity of Kazakhstani flour from 1,550afs to 1,530afs.

However, he said that 49kg of Pakistani rice cost 2,000afs, a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,240afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea 300afs and the same quantity of African black tea 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 1,600afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,100afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,300afs, a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,300afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 320afs and the same amount of black African tea for 360afs—higher than wholesale rates.

The prices of fuel remain steady.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said that the price of one liter of petrol and diesel was 46afs, the same rate of last week’s.

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

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, told Pajhwok Afghan News one US dollar was accounted for 76.95afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 492afs against last week’s 77afs and 488afs.

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