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Fuel up, sugar & ghee down in Kabul

Fuel up, sugar & ghee down in Kabul

Apr 22, 2017 - 14:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Fuel prices rose while that of sugar and ghee dipped during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market source said on Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Filling Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rate of one litre of diesel increased from 41 afghanis to 42 afs.

The same amount of petrol cost 46 afghanis, compared to last week’s rate of 46. The price hike was attributed to low fuel imports.

Mohammad Sharif, a gas seller in the 4th police district, said the price of a kilogram of gas stood stable at 48afs.

Basir Ahmad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,250afs and the same quantity of the Russia variety 1,850afs -- the same rates as last week’s.

Prices of sugar and ghee decreased, according to Food Traders’ Union head, Fazal Rahman, who said a 24-kilogram bag of Pakistani rice dipped from 2,350afs to 2,190afs and 16 liter of Momin ghee from 1,130afs to 1,100afs.

He said a 50kg sack of Kazakhstani flour cost 1,150afs, showing no change.

Haji Rahmatullah, a tea dealer in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of green tea cost 190afs and the same amount of African black tea 230afs.

Ahmad Sharif, who owns a grocery store in Taimani neighborhood, said a 49kg bag of Kazakhstani flour sold for 1,250afs and the same quantity of the Pakistani variety for 2,450afs.

He sold a 16-litre tin of ghee sold for 1,180afs, a 24.5kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,200afs, a kilogram of green tea for 280afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 340afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

According to the moneychangers’ union in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 67.60afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 633afs.



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