KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of flour, sugar and Russian gold have dipped while other items’ rates remain steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.
Hamid Sufizada, a wholesale store owner in Dahn-i-Bagh locality, said the wholesale price of 50 kilograms of Indian sugar dipped from 2,350 Afghanis to 2,270 Afghanis, 50 liters of Malaysian ghee from 1,400afs to 1,350afs and a bag of 49kg of Kazakh flour from 1,750afs to 1,730afs this week.
However, he said that the price of a kilogram of African black tea increased from 250afs to 320afs.
He sold a 24kg of Pakistani rice for 2,300afs and a kilogram of Indonesian green tea for 300afs, the same rates as previous week.
Mohammad Omid Hussain, a retailer in Mandavi Market, said the retail price of 49 kilogram bag of Kazakh flour was 1,750afs, 49-kilogram of Indian sugar 2,320afs, 24-kilogram of Pakistani Sela rice 2,400afs, 16-litre of Malaysian Oil 1,450afs, one kilogram of Indonesian green team 320afs and one kilogram of black African team 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.
Russian gold price decreased
Mohammad Javed, a jeweler in the Layci Maryam Market, said the price of one gram of Arabic gold 3,700afs, the same rate of last week. However, he said that the price of one gram of Russian gold was decreased from 3,200afs to 3,000afs.
Fuel prices remain unchanged
Mohammad Sharif, a gas seller in Kolola Pushta area of Kabul, said that the price of one kilogram of gas was 60afs.
According to Ahmad Javed, owner of a petrol pump in Wazirabad area, one litre of diesel cost increased and the same quantity of 38afs of petrol 35afs.
Abdul Hakim, a firewood seller, said that the price of 560kg of peeled oak was 7,500afs and the same quantity of cedar 7,800afs.
Haji Hussain, owner of Sadaqat money exchange service, said the value of one US dollar was 76.90afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupee exchanged for 489afs, against last week’s 76.90afs and 479afs.