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Gold, ghee and sugar prices down in Kabul

Gold, ghee and sugar prices down in Kabul

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Oct 07, 2017 - 20:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of gold, ghee and sugar dipped during the past week in Kabul but that of other daily-use commodities stayed stable, market sources said on Saturday.

Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of a 49-kg Pakistani sugar sack decreased from the previous week’s 1,820afs to 1,810afs and a 16-kg tin of Khurshid ghee from 1,100afs to 1,080 afs.

However, he said, the rates of other food items remained steady. The whole sale price of 50-kg Kazakhstani flour remained unchanged at 1,160afs and 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice at 1,850afs.

Meanwhile, Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller at Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs, the same prices as of past seven days.

Sometimes a slight difference is observed in retail and wholesale prices, but in some areas, the difference is huge.   

Ahmad Wali Panjshiri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 50-kg of Kazakhstani flour for 1,220afs, 49-kg sack of Pakistani sugar for 1,950 afs, 16-litre tin of Khurshid ghee for 1,150afs, 24.5kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,100afs, a kilo of Indonesian green tea for 300 afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 350afs.

Gold prices also went down. Haji Fawad Ahmad Saleh, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold dropped from 2,350 afs to 2,300afs and the same amount of Russian variety from 1,850 afs to 1,800 afs. He linked the decreased price to global market trends.

However, fuel prices remained steady. Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Pump Station, told Pajhwok the price of a litre of diesel was 46afs and the same amount of petrol also 46afs.

Gas prices were also unchanged. Sharif Ahmad, a gas seller at Kolola Poshta area of Kabul, confirmed the rate of gas remained steady at 60afs per kilo.

According to money exchangers’ union in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 68.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 635afs against last week's 68.30afs and 640afs respectively.

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