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Rice price down, sugar, ghee up in Kabul

KABUL (Pajhwok); The price of rice has dipped while that of ghee and sugar has increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul Mandavi Market, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 24 kilograms of rice was downed from 2,200 Afghanis to 2,100 Afghanis.

However, he said that the price of 49-kg of Pakistan sugar increased from 1,950afs to 2,020 afs and 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,150afs to 1,180afs.

The prices of other commodities remain stable. Samim said that 49-kg of Kazkhstani flour cost 1,600afs, 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 1,700afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,200afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,280afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 320afs and the same amount of black African tea for 360afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said that the price of a liter of petrol was 50afs and the same quantity of diesel 48afs, same rates of last week’s.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul said that a kilogram of the commodity cost 65afs, the same rate of last week’s.

Basir Ahmad, a jeweler in Lycee Mariam area of Kabul, said that one gram of Arabian gold cost 3,000afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,500afs, no changes have recorded in gold rates.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 78.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 505afs against last week’s 78.75afs and 502afs.

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