Fuel prices down, gold and flour up in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of petroleum products and liquefied gas registered a decrease but the rates of gold and flour edged up during the outgoing week in Kabul markets, retailers said on Thursday.
Ghulam Sakhi, a petrol filling station worker in Shahr-i-Ara locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rate of one litre of petrol declined from 53 afghanis to 49 afs. However, he said the price of diesel stayed stable at 40 afs a litre.
The gas price has decreased. Mohammad Javed, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta area, sold one kilogram of the commodity at 50afs against last week’s 52 afs. But the same quantity of gas was sold for 48afs in other parts of the city.
In food items, the price of only flour increased. Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of a 49-kilogram of Pakistani flour increased from 1,435afs to 1,470afs, linking the surge to decreased imports of the edible and devaluation of the afghani against US dollar.
But the price of sugar remained stable. Rahman said the price of a 49-kg of sugar bag was 1,980afs, 24-kg of rice 1,650afs and 16 liters of Shayesta ghee cost 1000afs, the same prices as last week’s.
Ashiqullah, a wholesaler in Kabul market, sold a kilogram of Madina green tea for 220afs and the same amount of black African tea for 240afs, no changes in their prices.
But a retailer, Ahmad Haroon, in Dahan-i-Bagh locality sold 49-kg of sugar for 2,050afs, 16 liters of Shayesta ghee for 1,080afs, 50-kg of flour for 1,450afs, 24-kg of rice for 1,800afs, a kilogram of black African tea for 270afs and the same amount of Madina green tea for 260afs.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller at Timor Shahee area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,000afs to 2,100afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,700afs to 1,750afs.
The Afghan currency slightly decreased in value against the US dollar, said moneychanger Sadaqat, who put the buying rate of one dollar at 68.25afs.
He added 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 637afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 66.68afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 622afs.
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