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Fuel, food prices dip in Kabul

Fuel, food prices dip in Kabul

Jan 08, 2015 - 16:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel, rice, flour, cooking oil and tea decrease while those of gold soared in Kabul in the outgoing week, traders and businessmen said Thursday.

Abdul Saboor, a pump station owner in Wazir Abad area, told Pajhwok Afghan News the prices of one litre petrol fell from 53 afs to 48 afs, and diesel from 49 afs to 47 afs.

Khan Mohammad, a firewood seller, said the prices of 560-kg unpeeled oak remained unchanged as compared to last week and was sold at the rate of 6,800 afs. The prices of 560-kg peeled oak, he said, stood at 6,500 afs.

Mohammad Sharif, a gas dealer in Taimani neighborhood, said the price of one kilogram gas was 65 afs.

Fazel Rahman, the head of food traders’ union, said among the food items only the prices of sugar and black tea remained unaltered.

 According to Rahman, a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice was sold at 1,600 afs, a bag of 50-kg Pakistani flour 1,280 and a 16-litre bottle of Momin ghee was 1,050 afs which showed a stark decline as compared to last Thursday.

 However, the prices of Arabic and Russian gold have climbed.

Mohammad Fawar, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said one gram Arabic gold was sold at 2,050 afs and one gram Russian gold at 1,650 afs.

Money exchanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 58 afs while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 571 afs.

Last week’s exchange value of the dollar stood at 58.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 577afs.


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