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Gold up, fuel down in Kabul

Gold up, fuel down in Kabul

Jul 25, 2013 - 12:54

KABULinfo-icon (PAN): Gold prices increased, fuel decreased and other daily-use commodity rates stayed unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

Abdul Basir, a jeweller in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighborhood, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold rose from 2,100afs ($37) to 2,200afs and the Iranian variety from 1,750afs to 1,800afs.

One litre of diesel edged down from last week’s price of 64afs to 63afs, and the same quantity of petrol fell from 60afs to 58afs, said a filling station worker in the Wazirabad area, Abdul Hadi.

A kilogram of liquefied gas sold for 50afs, the same rate as last week, said Mohammad Sharif, a dealer in Kolola Pushta neighborhood.

Food prices saw no change, as a 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani sugar sold for 1,700afs, a 49-kg sack of flour for 1220afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,700afs.

Haji Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head,  said a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee cost 400afs, a kilo of African black tea 210afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea 175afs.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Khan Ali, a shopkeeper in the Karta-i-Seh locality, sold a 24-kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,200afs and 50-kg bag of sugar for 2,000afs, 49 kilograms of flour for 1,280afs.

He sold a 5-kg tin of ghee for 460afs, a kilo of black African team for 270afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 230afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 57afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 545afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.50afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 5,50afs.



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