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Flour, ghee prices up in Kabul

Flour, ghee prices up in Kabul

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2 Nov 2019 - 17:11
Flour, ghee prices up in Kabul
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2 Nov 2019 - 17:11

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

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul’s Mandavi Market, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour increased from 1,600 Afghanis to 1,650 Afghanis and 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,120afs to 1,150afs.

Factors behind growing flour price

Samim said limited imports of flour from Pakistan and high taxation of the product’s imports from the neighbor country by the Afghan government and hike of the flour price in Kazakhstan were the reasons of surged rates.

 However, the prices of other items remain steady.

Samim said 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,920afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,200afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea 300afs and the same quantity of African black tea 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 1,750afs, 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.

Fuel rates also remain unchanged.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said that the price of a liter of petrol was 51afs and the same quantity of diesel 48afs.

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

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, told Pajhwok that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 3,100afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,500afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 78.10afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 493afs against last week’s 78.15afs and 500afs.


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