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Flour, ghee, gold prices edge up in Kabul

KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour, ghee and gold have increased over the last one week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Mohammad Hamayon, head of Food Traders Union in Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour increased from 1,480 Afghanis to 1,500 Afghanis and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,080afs to 1,100afs.

However, he said 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 2,040afs, 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 1,550afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,100afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,500afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,200afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 320afs and the same amount of black African tea for 360afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Gold prices also increased.    

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,700afs to 2,750afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,250afs to 2,300afs.

Fuel prices remain unchanged.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul told Pajhwok Afghan News said that the price a liter of cost 53 52afs and the same quantity of diesel 49afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity was 70afs, no changes have recorded in its price.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 80.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 523afs against last week’s 80afs and 520afs.

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