Ghee, sugar prices down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of ghee and sugar have dipped while rates of other items remain unchanged during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.
Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar was decreased from 1,900 Afghanis to 1,820 Afghanis and 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,120afs to 1,100afs.
However, he said that 24kg of Pakistani rice cost 1,850afs and 50kg of Kazakhstani flour 1,160afs, 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 1,980afs.
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.
Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News that each liter of diesel and petrol cost price of one liter of diesel cost 46afs, the same rate of last week’s.
The price of liquefied gas also remains stable as one kilogram of the commodity cost 60afs according to Sharif Ahmad, a gas seller in Kolola Pushta area of Kabul.
Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timr Shahi area of Kabul, said the one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,350afs and the same quantity of Russian gold 1,850afs.
According to Sara-I-Shahzada money changers, one US dollar accounted for 68.30 Afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 640 Afghanis this week against last week’s rates of 68.45afs and 640 afs respectively.
Source : pajhwok