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Food prices up in Kabul, Afghani and gold down

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Food prices up in Kabul, Afghani and gold down

storePajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report (By Zarghona Salehi)

The gold price declined, other daily-use commodity rates increased and the value of the local currency slipped against the dollar during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Abdul Basir, a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighborhood, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold came down from 2,150 AFN to 2,100 AFN and the Iranian variety from 1,750 AFN to 1,700  AFN.

The price of a 49-kg sack of Pakistani flour jumped from 1,250 AFN to 1,300 AFN, a 50-kg bag of sugar from 1,700  AFN to 1,750  AFN and a 24-kg sack of rice to 1,850 AFN from last week’s rate of 1800 AFN, said the Food Traders’ Union head, Fazal Rahman.

The rate of a five-kg tin of Momin ghee increased by 20  AFN, selling for 400 AFN, a kilogram of African black tea from 210 AFN to 115 AFN and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea to 180 AFN from 175 AFN, he added.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Khan Ali, a shopkeeper in the Karta-i-Seh locality, sold a 50-kg sack of Pakistani sugar for 1,960  AFN, 24-kg bag of  rice for 2,200 AFN, a 49-kg sack of flour for 1,350  AFN and a five-kg tin of ghee for 460  AFN.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 58 AFN, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 531 AFN. Last week’s exchange value of the dollar stood at 56.75 AFN and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 544 AFN.

Fuel prices remained unchanged, with a liter of petrol costing 63 AFN and diesel 64 AFN, said Abdullah Hadi, the manager of a filling station in the Wazirabad area.

A gas dealer in the Kolola Pushta locality, Mohammad Sharif, said one kilogram of liquefied gas was priced at for 47 AFN, the same price as last week.

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