Petrol price down, diesel, gold & ghee up in Kabul
KABUL (Pajhwok): The price of petrol has dipped but that of diesel, gold and ghee increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Thursday.
Abdul Hadi, a fuel station worker in Wazirabad locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one litre of petrol fell from 39 afghanis to 38 afghanis and of the same quantity of diesel increased from 34 afghanis to 35 afghanis.
He linked the decline in petrol price to the commodity’s high imports and the hike in diesel prices to international market trends.
Mohammad Sharif, a gas dealer in Taimani locality, said gas prices remained unchanged during the outgoing week at 45afs per kg.
In food items, the price of only ghee has slightly increased.
Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, said the price of 16 litre of Shaista ghee jumped from 1,050afs to 1,060afs.
However, he said the rate of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar was 2,250afs, 49 kilograms of Kazakh flour 1,280afs and 25kg of Pakistani rice 1,600afs, the same prices as of last week’s.
A shopkeeper in Kabul Market, Haji Rahmatullah, sold a kilogram of African black for 260afs and the same amount of Madina green tea for 240afs.
But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in parts of the city. A retailer in Proja-i-Taimani area, Abdul Wakil, sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 1,800afs and a 50-kg bag of Kazakh flour for 1,350afs.
Similarly, he sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,400afs, a 16-kg tin of Shaista ghee for 1,110afs, a kilo of black tea for 300afs and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 250afs.
Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,300afs to 2,370afs and the price of the same quantity of Russian variety from 1,850afs to 1,900afs. He said the price of gold had in international markets.
According to Sadaqat Money Services in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 69.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 654afs against last week's 68.33afs and 65afs respectively.
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