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Gold price up, other items steady in Kabul

16 Feb 2019 - 17:01
16 Feb 2019 - 17:01

KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of Russian gold has increased while that of other essential items remain unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that one gram of Russian gold increased from 2,000 Afghanis to 2,050 Afghanis while the same quantity of Arabian variety stood at 2,550 Afghanis.

The prices of fuel and firewood remain steady.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said one liter of petrol cost 48afs and the same quantity of diesel 47afs.

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

Ghulam Sakhi, a firewood seller in Charahi Taminai area of Kabul said the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak was 7,200afs and the same quantity of cedar 6,500afs, the same prices of last week’s.

The prices of food items also remain unchanged.

Food Traders Union head in Kabul, Fazal Rahman said a bag of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar cost 1,680afs, 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour 1,320afs, 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid cooking oil 1,000afs, no changes have recorded in the rates.

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 1,400afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,750afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,100afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

According to Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat Money Exchange Service in Sara-I-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 74.45afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 535afs against last week’s 75.60afs and 532afs.


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