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Gold, flour prices down in Kabul, afghani firms up

7 Dec 2019 - 13:05
7 Dec 2019 - 13:05

KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour and gold declined and the value of American dollar depreciated against the afghani during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul’s Mandavi Market, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a 49-kilogram bag of Kazakhstani flour’s price decreased from 1,670 afghanis to 1,650 afghanis during the week.

However, the prices of other items remained steady.

Samim said 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,920afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,200afs, 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,130 afs, 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 1,730afs, 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 remained 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 3,000afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,400afs, the same rates of last week’s.

US dollar losses it value against Afghani

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 78.65afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 499afs against last week’s 78.75afs and 493afs.

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