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Fuel, sugar prices edge down in Kabul

Fuel, sugar prices edge down in Kabul

Jan 07, 2017 - 18:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of petrol, diesel and sugar edged down while the rate of Arabian gold soared in the capital Kabul this week, market sources said on Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a Wazirabad filling station worker, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of a liter of diesel fell from 42 afghanis to 41afs and the same quantity of petrol from 45afss to 44afs.

The prices of liquefied gas and firewood stayed stable. Ahmad Sayar, a gas seller in Taimani neighbourhood, said the price of a kilogram of the commodity stood at 50afs, the same price as last week’s.

Syed Islam, a firewood seller in Charahi Shahid Square, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of per 560 kilograms of peeled oak remained unchanged at 6,400afs and the price of the same quantity of cedar at 6,200afs.

In food items, the price of only sugar dipped during the outgoing week.

Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, said the price of a 49-kg kilograms of sugar decreased from 2,400afs to 2,300afs. A 49kg sack of Kazakh flour cost 1,150afs, 16 litres of Khurshid ghee 1,100afs and  24.5kg bag of Pakistani rice 1,550afs, the same prices as last week’s.

Haji Rahmatullah a tea merchant said a kilogram of Madina green tea cost 240afs and the same amount of African black tea 260afs.

But a retailer in the Taimani area of Kabul, Ahmad Sharif, sold a 49kg bag of Kazakh flour for 1,300afs, a 59-kg sack of sugar for 2,470afs and a 24.5-kg bag of rice for 1.700afs.

He sold a 16-litre tin of Khurshid ghee for 1,170afs, a kilo of Madina green tea for 280afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 300afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in the Timor Shahi area of Kabul, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,200afs to 2,250afs while the same amount of the Russian variety accounted for 1,750 afghanis.

According to Sara-i-Shahzada Moneychangers Union, the buying rate of one US dollar is 66.82afs, with 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounting for 615afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 66.85afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 614afs.



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