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Rate of firewood in Kabul down ahead of spring

Rate of firewood in Kabul down ahead of spring

Mar 17, 2011 - 14:39

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The price of firewood fell while the cost of other daily use commodities remained unchanged this week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

The cost of 560 kilograms of pealed oak fell to 5,100 afghanis ($112) this week, compared to 5,300 last week; unpealed oak fell to 4,900 afghanis from 5,000 afghanis and cedar remained unchanged at 4,800 afghanis, a firewood seller in Qala-i-Wakeel area, Shamsul Haq, said.

He linked the drop in price to the warming of the weather.

Meanwhile, the price of one kilogram of liquefied gas stayed the same at 50 afghanis, Mohammadullah, a gas seller, in Chaman-i-Hozori area of the capital, said.

Fuel prices were also unchanged. A litre of diesel cost 55 afghanis as did petrol, a filling station owner in Abdul Haq Square, Hayatullah, said.

In other daily use commodities, the price of ghee rose slightly. Five kg of ghee sold for about 340 afghanis, against last week's 335 afghanis, head of Food Traders' Union, Fazal Rahman, said.

The price of 50kg of Brazilian sugar was 2,000 afghanis, a 50 kg bag of Pakistani flour cost 970 afghanis and the same amount of Pakistani rice cost 2,200 afghanis, he said.

One kg of black African tea cost 180 afghanis while the price for the same amount of green tea was 150 afghanis, Fazal Rahman, said.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in the upscale Shahr-i-Naw neighbourhood, said one gram of Arabian gold was priced at 1,750 afghanis and the same amount of Iranian gold at 1,450 afghanis.

Moneychanger Sayed Obaid said the US dollar was now worth 45.25 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees were worth 530 afghanis. Last week, the greenback stood at 45.29 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 530 afghanis.



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