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Gold price down by 4pc in Kabul

KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of sugar, cooking oil and tea have increased while the value of flour and gold has dipped last week in capital Kabul, market source said Monday.

Zamari Safi, head of Food Traders Union in Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the wholesale price of 49 kilogram of Kazakhstani flour decreased from 1,630 Afghanis to 1,600 Afghanis.

However, he said that the price of 49kg of Indian sugar was jumped from 2,280afs to 2,300afs, 16 liters of Malaysian cooking oil from 1,820afs to 1,900afs, a kilogram of green Indonesian team from 300afs to 320afs and the same quantity of African black tea from 330afs to 350afs this week.

He said that the prices of the mentioned items increased due to low imports. Safi said that the price of 24kg of Pakistani rice stood at 2,400afs, the same as previous week.

Hamed Sofizada, a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh market in Kabul, said a 49kg bag of Kazakhstani flour cost 1,650afs, a 49kg sack of Indian sugar 2,350afs and a 24kg bag of Pakistani rice 2,430afs.

A 16 liters tin of Malaysian ghee cost 1,950afs, one kilogram of Indonesian green tea 350afs and the same quantity of African black tea 370afs, he said.

Gold price dipped.

Mohammad Javid, a jeweler in Lycee Mariam area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was dipped from 3,730afs to 3,600afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 3,180afs to 3,000afs.

Fuel prices remain steady.

A worker of Hashemi Fuel Station in Taimani area of Kabul said the price of one liter of diesel stood at 50afs and the same quantity of petrol at 46afs.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta area of Kabul said the price of one kilogram of the commodity remained unchanged 60afs.

Haji Hussain, owner of the Sadaqat Money Exchange Service in Kabul, said one US dollar accounted for 77.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 497afs, against last week’s 77.40afs and 497afs.

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