Prices of fuel up, gold edge down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fuel, gas, firewood and coal increased slightly where rates of Russian gold edged down during the outgoing week, retailers said on Thursday.
Abdul Saboor, a filling station owner in Wazirabad, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rate of one litre of petrol up from 40 to 41 afghanis and the same quantity of diesel increased from 42 to 43 afghanis.
A gas seller in Taimani area, Mohammad Sharif, sold one kilogram of liquefied gas for 40 afghanis, compared to last week’s price of 35afs.
Among other commodities, the price of flour has declined. Fazal Rahman, Food Traders' Union head, said a 50-kilogram sack of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,220 afghanis, 24 kilograms of rice for 1,550afs, 50 kilograms of sugar for 1,550afs, 16 litres of ghee for 960 afs 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 1,350afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,750afs, a 24-kg bag of rice for 18,00afs and a 16 liter tin of Momin ghee for 1,050afs.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Russian gold declined from 1,600 to 1,550afs in the outgoing week but the rates of same quantity of Arabian gold stood at 2,000 afs.
Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.91afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 565afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.90afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 562afs.
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