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Gold price up, sugar down in Kabul

Gold price up, sugar down in Kabul

Sep 23, 2017 - 18:29

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

Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one liter of diesel increased from 45 Afghanis to 46 Afghanis and the same quantity of petrol from 45afs to 46afs. He linked hike in fuel prices to decline in the import of fuel.

However, the price of liquefied gas remains stable as one kilogram of the commodity cost 60afs according to Sharif Ahmad, a gas seller in Kolola Pushta area of Kabul.

The price of Arabian gold also decreased. The price of one gram of Arabian gold decreased from 2,400afs to 2,300afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 1,950afs to 1,850afs.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada,  jeweler in Timr Shahi area of Kabul, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,300afs to 2,350afs while the same quantity of Russian gold remained stable at 1,850afs.

In food items, the price of sugar slightly decreased. Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman said the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar was decreased from 1,920afs to 1,900afs.

He said that 24kg of Pakistani rice cost 1,850afs, 50kg of Kazkhstani flour 1,160afs and 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,120afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs -- same as last week’s.

Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery shop in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 50-kg bag of Kazakhstani flour for 1,220afs and a 49-kg sack of Pakistani sugar for 2,000afs.

He sold a 16-litre tin of Khurshid ghee for 1,200afs, a 24-kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,100afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 350afs, higher than wholesale rates.

According to Sara-I-Shahzada moneychangers, one US dollar accounted for 68.45 Afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 640 Afghanis this week against last week's rates of 68.70afs and 641afs respectively.



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