Firewood up, liquefied gas down
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood jumped while rates of liquefied gas dipped during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. Food rates remained stable.
Khan Mohammad, a firewood seller in Charahi-i-Shahid area, told Pajhwok Afghan News 560kg of firewood counted for 7,500 afghanis, compared with 7,000 afghanis last week.
With the weather getting cold, the prices of firewood had surged, calling illegal taxes another factor behind the increase. But the price of the same quantity of coal remained unchanged at 6,300 afghanis.
Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders’ Association head, put the wholesale rate of a 49-kg bag of flour at 12,70afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar at 1,720afs and a 24-kg bag of rice at 1,800afs -- same as last week’s rates
A 5-kg tin of ghee remained stable at 360afs, a kg of Vietnamese green tea at 180afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, same rates as last week’s rates.
But a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh area, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,400afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,950afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,200afs and a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee for 460afs.
The prices of fuel also remained stable. Abdul Saboor, the owner of a pump station in Wazirabad, said one litre of petrol accounted for 64 afghanis and diesel for 58afs.
Mohammad Sharif, a retailer in Taimani, said the rate of one kg of gas fell to 65afs from last week’s price of 70afs.
Haji Mohammad Salehzada, a jeweller in the city, said one gram of Arabian gold rose by 50afs to 2,050afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety to 1,700afs from 1650s.
Moneychanger Haji Rahim said the buying rate of one US dollar was 58afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 565afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.65afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 563afs.
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