Prices of fuel, flour down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The rates of fuel, flour and liquefied gas have dipped down while that of sugar and foreign currency increased during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Thursday.
A filling station worker in Kampany locality, Abdul Malik, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one litre of diesel was 40afs and the same quantity of petrol 42afs, compared to last week’s price of diesel 44afs and petrol 41afs.
A large quantity of diesel imports reduced its prices, he said. In food items, the price of flour has decreased while that of sugar edged up.
Fazal Rahman, head of Food Traders’ Union, said the price of 50 kilogrammes of Pakistani sugar has increased from 1,540 afghanis to 1,550afs while the price of 50kg of Pakistani flour has dipped down from 1,240afs to 1,230afs.
Other food items remained steady.
One kilogram of Vietnamese green tea was priced at 180afs, the same quantity of African black tea at 210afs, a 24-kg sack of rice at 1,800afs, and 16 liters of Momin ghee was on 960afs. the same price of last week’s.
But a retailer in Kabul, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,350afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,750afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 2,200afs.
He sold a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,050afs, a kilo of African black tea for 250afs and the same quantity of Vietnam green tea for 250afs -- higher than wholesale prices.
The price of liquefied gas also declined.
A liquefied gas seller in Chehelseton area Noor Mohammad sold one kilogram of gas for 30afs, compare to the last week’s price of 32afs per kilogram gas.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 2,000afs and the price of same quantity of Russian variety 1,600afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah Salehi said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.90afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 562afs.
Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 58afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 563afs.
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