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Gold price up, other items remain stable in Kabul

19 Oct 2019 - 18:12
19 Oct 2019 - 18:12

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

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was increased from 2,950 Afghanis to 3,000 Afghanis and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,400afs to 2,500afs.

However, the prices of food items remain stable.

In food items, the price of flour increased.

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul’s Mandavi Market, said the price of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour was increased 1,580afs, a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,160afs, 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,950afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,200afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 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 1,620afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,000afs, 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.

The prices of fuel also remain unchanged.

Mohammad Akram, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul city, said that the price of a kilogram of the commodity was 50afs.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said that the price of a liter of petrol was 52afs and the same quantity of diesel 48afs.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 78.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 500afs.

On October 12, one US dollar was accounted for 78.15afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 500afs.


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