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Prices of basic commodities remain unchanged

grocery store(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) Prices of essential daily-use items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in the otherwise skittish Kabul market, wholesalers and retailers said on Thursday.

A 24-kg bag of best-quality rice cost 1,800 AFN a 50-kg sack of Pakistani sugar cost 1,750 AFN, a 49-kg bag of Pakistani flour 1,300 AFN and a 50-kg sack of sugar 1,700, the food traders’ union head said.

Fazlur Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News a kg of Indonesian green tea was priced at 175 AFN, same quantity of African black tea at 210 AFN and a 5-litre tin of Momin Ghee at 400 AFN — same rates as last week’s.

But a retailer in the Kart-e-Seh area of Kabul, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of Pakistani flour for 1,400 AFN, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,900 AFN, a 49-kg bag of rice for 2,000 AFN. His rates for ghee and tea were also higher than wholesale prices.

Prices of petroleum products, liquefied gas and gold edged up in Kabul markets during the outgoing week, when rates of rice and ghee decreased, dealers said on Thursday.

One gram of Arabian gold cost 2,200 AFN against its last week’s rate of 2,100 AFN and the same quantity of the Iranian variety priced at 1800 AFN against the previous 1700 AFN, a dealer, Abdul Basir told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Similarly, the prices of one litre of petrol and diesel also remained unchanged at 64 AFN each, said Fazal Hadi, in charge of a filling station Wazirabad area.

A Kolola Pushta-based gas dealer, Mohammad Sharif, said Thursday’s price of a kilo of liquefied gas stood at 53 AFN, registering an increase of three AFN.

Per 560 kilograms of peeled oak worked out at 7,200 AFN and the same amount of cedar at 6,800 AFN, showing no change, said a stall owner in Dasht-i-Barchi area, Hamid.

One gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,200 AFN and the Iranian variety for 1,800 AFN, said a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighborhood, Abdul Basir.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.60 AFN, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 540 AFN. Last week’s exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.25 AFN and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 542 AFN.


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