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Firewood, gold & food prices up

Firewood, gold & food prices up

Oct 27, 2011 - 17:55

KABULinfo-icon (PAN): The prices of firewood and gold went up while rates of other daily-use commodities edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

The price of 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak went up to 6,600afs ($138.3) from last week's 6,300afs, a firewood stall owner in the Kalola Pushta locality, Fazal Ahmad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

A 400afs increase was seen in the rate of 560kg of peeled oak, whose last week's rate stood at 6,100afs. On Thursday, the rate was recorded at 6,600afs, Ahmad said.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in the Lecce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, said one gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,300afs and the Iranian variety for 1,900afs. Last week, their respective rates were 2,200afs and 1,800afs.

A Taimani-based dealer, Obaidullah, said a kilogram of gas sold for 55afs, against its last week's price of 50afs, showing an increase of five afghanis.

The price of 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour increased from 1,040afs to 1,100afs and the same amount of rice jumped from 2,500afs to 2,800afs, said a shopkeeper in the Taimani area, Hidayatullah.

A five-kg cane of Spin Ghar ghee cost 450afs, a kilo of black tea 200afs and the same amount of green tea 180afs, against their last week's prices of 430afs, 190afs and 160afs respectively.

A 50-kilogram bag of Brazilian sugar was priced at 2280afs against last week's rate of 2,230afs, he added.

The fuel prices also edged down, said a fuel station worker in the Shah-i-Naw locality, Mohammad Younus. One litre of diesel and petrol each sold at 56afs, compared to last week's price of 59afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah Salehi said the buying rate of one US dollar was 47.90afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 555afs. Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 47.50afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 545afs.



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