Fuel prices & afghani decline in Kabul market
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fuel, gas, firewood and coal edged down in Kabul, where rates of other daily-use commodities stayed unchanged during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday.
Wazirabad fuel station owner Abdul Saboor told Pajhwok Afghan News the rate of one litre of petrol fell from 48 to 45 afghanis and the same quantity of diesel from 47 to 44 afghanis.
He linked the decline in fuel price to international market trends and a large quantity of imports in recent weeks.
A gas seller in Taimani area, Mohammad Sharif, sold one kilogram of liquefied gas for 50 afghanis, compared to last week’s price of 65afs.
The rates of firewood also declined. A stall owner in Charahi Shahid area, Khan Mohammad, said the price of per 560 kilograms of Cocobolo firewood decreased from 6,500 to 6,200afs and the same amount of coal from 6,800 to 6,200afs.
Fazal Rahman, Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kiogram sack of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,270 afghanis, 24 kilograms of rice for 1,500afs, 50 kilograms of sugar for 1,720afs, 16 litres of ghee for 1,000afs and a kilogram of African black tea for 210afs -- same as last week.
But a retailer in the Dahan-i-Bagh area of Kabul, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,380afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,800afs, a 24-kg bag of rice for 18,00afs and a 16 litre tin of Momin ghee for 1,100afs.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 2,050afs and the same quantity of the Iranian variety 1,650afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.90afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 570afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 58afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 571afs.
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