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Rates of essential commodities go down in Kabul

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Rates of essential commodities go down in Kabul

grocery store(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) Rates of some essential items, including fuel, flour and sugar, came down in Kabul this week, market sources said on Thursday.

Fazal Rahman , the Food Traders’ Union head, said the rate of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani sugar fell from 1,750 AFN to 1,550  AFN and a 50-kg sack of flour from 1,350 AFN to 1,340 AFN.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News the main cause of the rate fall was the import of huge amounts of flour and sugar. But a shopkeeper in Karta -i-Seh area, Khan Ali, sold a kg of Indonesian green tea for 175 AFN, same quantity of African black tea for 210 AFN anf a 50-kg bag of sugar for 1,900 AFN — same rates as last week’s.

Wazir Abad fuel station worker Abdul Hadi said the rate of one liter of petrol declined from 64 AFN to 62 AFN. As much a reduction was seen in the diesel price as well. The price of liquefied gas remained unchanged at 68 AFN per kg, said a dealer in Kabul , Mohammad Sharif .

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 LycÉe Maryam neighborhood, said one gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,000 AFN and the same quantity of the Iranian variety for 1,600 AFN.

 Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 56.20 AFN, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 536 AFN. Last week’s exchange value of the dollar stood at 56.60 AFN and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 530 AFN.

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