Firewood prices up as winter approaches
KABUL (Pajhwok): With the advent of winter, prices of firewood jumped in the capital Kabul during the outgoing week, market sources said on Thursday.
A firewood seller in Shah Shaheed area, Khan Mohammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News there the price of per 560 kilograms of peeled oak rose by was a 200afs to 7,000afs.
The same quantity of unpeeled oak accounted for 6,800afs, up from last week’s price of 6,600afs. But the price of 560 kilograms of coal was 6,300afs -- the same as last week’s.
Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kiogram sack of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,270afs, a 50kg bag of sugar for 1,720afs and a 24kg bag of rice for 1,800afs.
Five litres of Momin ghee cost 360afs, a kilogram of black African tea 210afs and green tea 180afs.
But a retailer in the Dahan-i-Bagh neighbourhood, 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.
He sold a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee for 460afs, a kilo of African black tea for 280afs and the same quantity of Vietnam green tea for 240afs -- higher than wholesale prices.
The prices of fuel also remained steady. A filling station worker in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Saboor, said a liter of petrol cost 64afs and diesel 58afs, same as last week’s.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta, said the rate of one kg of gas was 70afs.
Haji Hamid Saleh, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold stayed unchanged at 2,000afs, but the rate of the Iranian variety fell from 1,700afs to 1,650afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.65afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 563afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.45afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 561afs.
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