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LPG, oil prices go down in Kabul

LPG, oil prices go down in Kabul

Jan 16, 2014 - 15:02

 KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil and some food items decreased, while the prices of dollar and Iranian gold increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

Food items and fuel were among the initial requirements of the people, which prices had been always considered as unstable. But this week prices of relevant items were reported down.

One of LPG dealer, Mohammad Sharif, told Pajhwok Afghan News he sold one kilogram LPG for 53 afghanis this week, compared to last week’s price of 65 afghanis.

The rate of per 560 kilograms of peeled oak reduced from 7,500 afghanis to 7,300 afghanis, said Sultan Mohammad, a stall owner in Sarsabzi area.

As past week, the rate of 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak stood at 2800 afghanis and the same quantity of cedar at 6,800 afghanis. 

One liter of diesel stayed stable last week at the rate of 62 afghanis per liter each, said Abdul Hadi, a filling station official in Wazirabad area. And firewood prices also stayed stable.

Though one liter diesel was accounted for 62 afghanis as last week, but the price of on liter of petrol dropped from 62 afghanis to 57 afghanis, a filling station in charge in Wazirabad localilty, Abdul Hadi said.

According to Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, a 50-kg bag of Pakistani sugar cost 1,500 afghanis, but a 5-liter tin of Momin Ghee reduced from 390 afghanis to 380 afghanis.

As past week, one gram of Arabian gold sold by 2,000 afghanis, while price of the same quantity of Iranian variety jumped from 1,600 afghanis to 1,650 afghanis, a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighbourhood, Abdul Basir said.

Meanwhile, a moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 56.60 afghanis, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 529 afghanis.

Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 56.45 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 533 afghanis, he recalled.




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