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Diesel prices up, ghee down in Kabul

Diesel prices up, ghee down in Kabul

Apr 07, 2011 - 19:30

KABULinfo-icon(PANinfo-icon): The prices of diesel went up and that of cooking oil slightly downed during the outgoing week in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged, retailers said on Thursday.

A litre of diesel was sold for 57 afghanis ($1.24) and the same amount of petrol for 55 afghanis ($1.20) during the week against their last week's rates of 55 afghanis, a filling station owner in Taimani area, Atiqullah, said.

A gas seller in Taimani area, Mohammad Karim, said the rate of one kilogram of liquefied gas stood at 35 afghanis.

The price of per 560 kilograms of pealed oak worked out at 5,100 afghanis and that of un-peal at and cedar at 4,900 afghanis and 4,800 afghanis respectively, a stall owner in Dasht-i-Barchi area, Sultan, said.

A five-kilo tin of ghee was sold for 330 afghanis, registering a decrease of two afghanis in its price compared to last week's 340 afghanis, head of Food Traders' Union, Fazal Rahman said. One kilo of black African tea sold for 180 afghanis and the same amount of green tea for 150 afghanis, he added.

The price of a 50 kilogram of Brazilian sugar was 2,000 afghanis, a 50 kilogram bag of Pakistani rice 2,200 afghanis and the same amount of Pakistani flour accounted for 970 afghanis, he said.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in the upscale Shahr-i-Naw neighbourhood, said one gram of Arabian gold was sold for 1,750 afghanis and the same amount of Iranian gold for 1,450 afghanis.

Moneychanger Sayed Shafiq said the buying rate of a US dollar was 45.85 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees cost 543 afghanis. Last week's exchange value of a greenback stood at 45.35 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 535 afghanis.



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