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Sugar, ghee prices down in Kabul

KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar and ghee have dipped while other items’ rates remain stable during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Mohammad Hamayon, head of Kabul Food Traders Union, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar was declined from 1,940 Afghanis to 1,920 Afghanis and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,120afs to 1,100afs.

However, he said that 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour cost 1,440afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 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 1,480afs, 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 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 the price a liter of petrol cost 53afs and the same quantity of diesel 49afs.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity was 70afs, the same rate of last week’s.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Russian gold was 2,170afs and the same quantity of Arabian variety 2,650afs, no changes have recorded in gold prices.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 79.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 540afs against last week’s 80.20afs and 541afs.


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