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Gold Prices Up; Petrol, Sugar & Flour Down in Kabul

Saturday 24 June 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok) — The prices of sugar and fuel have edged up while that of Russian gold decreased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market source said Saturday.

Food Traders Union Head Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of 49 kg of Pakistani sugar increased from 2,100 Afghanis to 2,150 Afghanis this week. He linked hike in the price to low imports.

However, he said 50 kg of Kazakh flour cost 1,250 Afghanis, 24 kg of Pakistani rice 1,800 afs and 16 l of Khurshid ghee 1,120 afs, the same prices of last week’s.

Haji Rahmatullah, a tea dealer in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 220afs and the same amount of African black tea 240 afs, the same rates as of last week’s.

Ahmad Wali Panjshiri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area, said, 50 kg of Kazakh flour was sold for 1,300 afs, 49 kg sack of Pakistani sugar for 2,350 afs, 16 l tin of Khurshid ghee for 1,200 afs, 24.5 kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,000 afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea for 270 afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 290 afs, higher than wholesale rates.

The price of Russian gold has increased. Haji Fawad Ahamd Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,300 afs, no changes in the price recorded compare to the last week. However, he said that the price of one gram of Russian gold decreased from 1,850 afs to 1,800 afs.

Fuel prices increased. Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Fuel Station, said the price of one liter of diesel increased from 41 afs to 42 afs and the same quantity of petrol from 44 afs to 46 afs this week.

Ahmad Javed, a liquefied gas seller at in Taimani area, said a kilogram of the commodity cost 50 afs.

According to money exchangers’ union in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 68.50 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 636 afs against last week’s rates of 67.90 afs and 635 afs.

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