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Ghee, sugar, gold prices up in Kabul

Ghee, sugar, gold prices up in Kabul

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May 13, 2017 - 18:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of ghee, sugar and Arabian gold have increased while that of diesel and Russian gold dipped during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one litre of diesel decreased from 42 afghanis to 41 afghanis while the same amount of petrol stood stable at 44 afghanis. He linked the decline in diesel prices to a hike in imports.

Ahmad Javed, a gas seller in the Sixth Taimani Road area, said the price of a kilogram of gas was 47afs. In food, the prices of only ghee and sugar increased.

Food Traders’ Union head, Fazal Rahman, said that 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar’s rate increased from 2,220afs to 2,250afs and 16 litre of Shahista ghee from 1,100afs to 1,140afs.

He said low imports of ghee and sugar was the reason of high prices.

However, he said 50kg of Kazakhistani flour cost 1,180afs and 24kg of Pakistani rice 1,850afs, the same prices of last week’s.

Haji Rahmatullah, a tea dealer in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 220afs and the same amount of African black tea 240afs, the same rates as of last week’s.

Ehsanullah, who owns a grocery store in Taimani neighborhood, sold a 50kg bag of Kazakhstani flour for 1,450afs and the same quantity of Pakistani sugar for 2,400afs and 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,200afs. He sold a kilogram of Indonesian green tea for 270afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 290afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

Basir Ahmad, a jeweller in Lycee Mariam area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,200afs to 2,300afs while the price of same quantity of the Russia variety fell from 1,900afs to 1,800afs.

According to moneychangers’ union in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar was accounted for 68.10afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 638afs against last week's 67.66afs and 634afs respectively.

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