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Gold, Indian sugar prices up, petrol down in Kabul

Gold, Indian sugar prices up, petrol down in Kabul

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20 Jan 2024 - 18:05
Gold, Indian sugar prices up, petrol down in Kabul
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20 Jan 2024 - 18:05

KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of petrol decreased, but that of gold and Indian sugar increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.

Fuel prices down

A worker at the Ahmadyar Group of Pump Stations said the price of one litre of petrol decreased from 66afs to 63afs, but the rate of diesel remained unchanged at 60afs.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kalola Pushta locality, sold one kilogram of the commodity for 50afs.

Flour, cooking oil prices

Zmarai Safi, head of the Food Traders Association, said the rate of a 49-kilogram bag of Kazakhstani flour was 1,500afs and the rate of a 16-litre tin of Malaysian cooking oil also stayed unchanged at 1,350afs.

He said 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice cost 2,600afs, 49-kilogarm Indian sugar price increased from 3,100afs to 3,250afs, a kilogram of African black tea accounted for 400afs and the same amount of Indonesian green tea 350afs.

Hamid Sufizada, a retailer at Dahna-i-Bagh Market, said the retail price of a 49-kilogram bag of Kazakh flour was 1,550afs, a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice 2,650afs and a 49-kg sack of Indian sugar 3,300afs.

Also, a 16-litre bottle of cooking oil accounted for 1,400afs, one kilogram of black tea 450afs and the same quantity of green tea 400afs.

Gold prices up

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold went up from 3,850afs to 4,000afs and the same amount of Russian variety from 3,000afs to 3,100afs.

Afghani exchange rate

Haji Hussain, owner of the Sadaqat Money Exchange Service, said one US dollar traded at 72.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees consumed 250afs, the same rates as last week.

Last week, one US dollar accounted for 71.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 245.


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