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Commodity rates remain stable in Kabul market

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Commodity rates remain stable in Kabul market

store(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) The prices of essential daily-use commodities stayed stable during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders’ Union head, said a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice cost 1,800 AFN, a 50-kg sack of sugar 1,750 AFN and a 5-kg tin of Momin Ghee 400 AFN.

He added a kg of Indonesian green tea was priced at 175 AFN, same quantity of African black tea at 210 AFN and a 49-kg sack of Pakistani flour at 1,350 AFN — same rates as last week’s rates.

But a retailer in the Kart-i-Seh area of Kabul, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,370 AFN, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,950 AFN and a 49-kg bag of rice for 2,000 AFN.

He sold a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee for 440 AFN, a kilo of African black tea for 260 AFN and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 240 AFN — higher than wholesale prices.

A filling station official in the Wazirabad locality, Abdul Hadi, said a liter of diesel and patrol each cost 64 AFN, registering no change.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, sold a kilo of the commodity for 68 AFN.

The rate of per 560 kilograms of peeled oak stood at 7,000 AFN and the same quantity of sawdust at 9,000  AFN, said Sultan, a stall owner in Sarsabzi area.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in the Lycée Maryam neighborhood, said one gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,000 AFN and the same quantity of the Iranian variety for 1,650 AFN.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 56.60 AFN, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 530 AFN. Last week’s exchange value of the dollar stood at 57 AFN and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 541 AFN.

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