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Prices of major food items decline in Kabul.

KABUL (PAN): Prices of Iranian gold and some food commodities edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

The price of a 50-kilogram bag of Brazilian sugar decreased from 2, 014 afs to 2,000 afs, the same quantity of Pakistani rice declined from 3, 040 afs to 3,000 afs, and a 5-kg tin of Spin Ghar ghee dropped from 440 afs to 430 afs, said Haji Fazl Rahman the Food Traders' Union head.

But prices of other food items remained unchanged, as a 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour sold at 990 afs, a kilo of African black tea at 200 afs and a similar quantity of Indonesian green tea priced 170 afs, said Rahman.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in the Lycce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, said one gramme of Arabian gold was sold at 2,150 afs, while the same amount of Iranian variety decreased from 1,850 afs to 1,800 afs.

He linked the decline in the Iranian gold price to global market trends.

A gas dealer in the Taimani locality, Abdullah, said one kilogramme of liquefied gas was sold for 40 afs, similar to last week's price.

Fuel prices remained unchanged over the week, with a litre of petrol costing 58 afs and diesel sold at 57 afs, said Siddiqullah, a filling station worker in the Taiman square area.

Moneychanger Noorullah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 51.70 afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees were 540 afs.

Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 50.80 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 543 afs.

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