Fuel, sugar & gold prices up in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fuel, sugar and gold went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.
Abdul Saboor, a filling station worker in Deh Mazang locality, said the price of one litre of petrol increased from 61 to 62 afghanis and the same quantity of diesel from 56afs to 59afs.
Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News, he linked the rise to the ongoing security measures for the June 14 runoff election, including the closure of roads.
But the rates of liquefied gas remained steady. A dealer in Taimani neighborhood, Mohammad Sharif, said one kilogram of liquefied gas continued to cost 55 afghanis.
The price of sugar also increased. Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kg bag of sugar jumped from 1,550afs to 1,700afs. But a 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani flour cost 1,250afs, the same price as last week’s.
One kilogram of green tea was priced at 180afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee at 380afs and a 24-kilo bag of Pakistani rice at 1,800afs.
But a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh area, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,350afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 2,000afs, a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,200afs and a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee for 470afs.
Gold prices also rose. Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in Lycée Maryam locality, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold soared from 1,900afs to 2,000afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety from 1,600afs to 1,800.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.70afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 570afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.75afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 580afs.
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