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Gas, firewood prices down in Kabul

Gas, firewood prices down in Kabul

Jan 23, 2014 - 13:41

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Prices of fire wood and liquefied gas reduced, while that of other necessary items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in central Kabul province, retailers said Thursday.

A firewood stall owner in the Sarsabzee locality, Mohammad Sultan, said the prices of 560 kg of unpeeled oak was decreased from 7,300afs  to 6,500afs and the similar quantity of peeled oak from 6,500afs to 6,000 this week.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News the decrease in fireweed prices was linked with hot weather.

Mohammad Sharif, a gas dealer in Klola Poshta area, said the price of one kilogram gas fell from 53afs to 50afs. He added the prices were set by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, prompting shopkeepers and importers to abide by the new prices.

But as past week, a litre of diesel cost 62afs and the same amount of petrol 57afs, a filling station in charge in Wazir Abad locality, Abdul Hadi said. 

Food Traders' Union head, Fazlul Rahman, said rates of food items remained stable, with a 50-kg bag of Pakistani sugar selling for 1,500afs and the same amount and 24 kilogram bag of rice at the rate of 1,800afs.

Moreover, a five kilogram tin of Spin Ghar ghee cost 3,800afs, a kilo of an African black tea 210afs and an Indonesian green tea 170afs. A 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour edged down to 1,010afs from last week's 1,040afs, he added.

Prices of gold remain stable, Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in the Lecce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, said as past week one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,000afs to 2,250afs and similar of Iranian variety 1,650afs. 

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 57.05afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 529afs. Last week's exchange value of the greenback stood at 56.60afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 529afs.






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