Fuel, gas & some food item prices edge down in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of fuel, gas, flour, ghee and sugar edged down during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.
The rate of one litre of diesel came down from 39 afghanis to 37afs and the same quantity of petrol from 46afs to 44afs, said a worker of a filling station in Shahr-i-Ara locality, Ghulam Sakhi.
Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, sold a kilogram of gas for 45afs, compared to last week’s price of 50afs.
Per 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak sold for 6,500afs while the same quantity of cedar accounted for 6,300afs, the same prices as last week’s, said a firewood stall owner in Charah-i-Shaheed locality, Khan Mohammad.
The rates of flour, ghee and sugar also fell while other food items’ prices remained unchanged during the week, Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman said.
A 49-kilogram sack of Pakistani flour sold for 1,440afs compared with last week's price of 1,450afs. A 16-kg tin of Momin ghee stayed stable at 970afs. The value of a 49-kg bag of sugar declined to 1970afs from 1980afs.
The price of tea also remained unchanged. A kilo of green tea accounted for 220afs and the same amount of African black tea for 240afs, said a dealer, Fazal Ahmad.
But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city. Ahmad Haroon, a shopkeeper in the Dahn-i-Bagh locality, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,900afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,050afs and a 50-kg sack of flour for 1,550afs.
He sold a 16-kg tin of Momin ghee for 1,050afs, a kilo of black African team for 270afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 260afs.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi neighbourhood, said gold prices saw no changes. One gram of Arabian gold sold for 2,100afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety for 1,700afs.
According to Sadaqat Exchange Services, the buying rate of one US dollar was 68.60afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 638afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 68.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 639afs.
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