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Flour, sugar, ghee prices down, gold up in Kabul

Flour, sugar, ghee prices down, gold up in Kabul

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8 Jun 2019 - 17:16
Flour, sugar, ghee prices down, gold up in Kabul
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8 Jun 2019 - 17:16

KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour, sugar and ghee edged down while that of gold has increased 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 2,100 Afghanis to 2,040 Afghanis, 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour from 1,480afs to 1,440afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,100afs to 1,080afs.

However, he said that 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 1,480afs, 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.

The prices of fuel remain unchanged.

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 Arabian gold increased from 2,650afs to 2,700afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,170afs to 2,250afs.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 79.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 541afs against last week’s 79.40afs and 540afs.


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