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Firewood, gold prices up in Kabul

Firewood, gold prices up in Kabul

Nov 25, 2017 - 15:46

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood and gold have increased while that of other essential items remain steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Sayed Ahmad, a firewood seller in Kampani area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak was increased from 7,100 Afghanis to 7,200 Afghanis and the same quantity of cedar from 6,800afs to 7,000afs.

He said the demand for firewood was increased and that was the reason of its price hike. But the rates of liquefied gas and fuel remain unchanged.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Fuel Station in Kabul, said that one liter of diesel cost 48afs and the same amount of petrol 46afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Sharif Ahmad, a gas dealer in Kolola Poshta area, said the rate of gas remained steady at 60afs a kilogram.

The price of gold increased. Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,300afs to 2,350afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 1,850afs to 1,900afs.

Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman said 49-kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,850afs, 50-kg Kazakhstani flour 1, 160afs, 24-kg Pakistaninfo-icon rice 1,850 and 16-kg tin of Khurshid ghee 1,070afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Meanwhile, 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 prices as last week’s.

Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,000afs, a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,200afs, a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,300, 24-kg rice for 2,100afs, a kilo of green tea for 300afs and the same quantity of black tea for 350afs.

According to moneychangers’ union in Sara-i-Shazada, one US dollar accounted for 68.85afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 636afs against last week's rates of 68.70afs and 637afs respectively.




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