(MENAFN- Pajhwok Afghan News) (Pajhwok): The prices of flour and sugar have slightly dipped while the rates of other essential items remain steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.
Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar decreased from 1,810 Afghanis to 1,800 Afghanis and 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour from 1,160 Afghanis to 1,150 Afghanis this week.
However, 24-kg of Pakistani rice cost 1,850afs and 16 liters of Khurshi ghee 1,080afs, the same rates of last week's, he said.
Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs -- same as last week's.
Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery shop in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 50-kg bag of Kazakhstani flour for 1,220afs and a 49-kg sack of Pakistani sugar for 1,940afs.
He sold a 16-litre tin of Khurshid ghee for 1,150afs, a 24-kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,100afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 350afs, higher than wholesale rates.
The price of gold also remain steady. Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timr Shahi area of Kabul, said the one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,300afs and the same quantity of Russian gold 1,800afs.
The price of liquefied gas also remains stable as one kilogram of the commodity cost 60afs according to Sharif Ahmad, a gas seller in Kolola Pushta area of Kabul.
Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News that each liter of diesel and petrol cost 46afs, the same rate of last week's.
According to Sara-I-Shahzada moneychangers, one US dollar accounted for 68.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 638afs this week against last week's rates of 68.20afs and 635afs respectively.
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