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Fuel, Gold prices drop in Kabul

Fuel, Gold prices drop in Kabul

Sep 18, 2014 - 11:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel and gold fell during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

The price of one litre of petrol fell from 65 to 63afs to while the rate of diesel dropped from 60 to 58afs, a Wazirabad Filling Station official said.

Abdul Saboor told Pajhwok Afghan News the prices had decreased with the arrival of new imports into the landlocked country.

Mohammad Sharif, a gas dealer in Taimani neighbourhood, said the price of one kilogram of gas remained unchanged at 70afs.

Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders' Union head, put the wholesale price of a 50-kilogarm bag of Pakistani sugar at 1,700afs and the same quantity of flour at 1,280afs -- same as last week.

The price of a 24-kilogram bag of Pakistani rice was 1,800 afs. One kilogram of black African tea sold for 210afs and the same quantity Vietnamese green tea for 180afs. The price of a five kilograms cooking oil tin remained stable at 360afs.

But retail rates of some items varied from wholesale prices. Khan Ali, a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh area, sold a bag of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani flour for 1,450afs.

Similarly, he sold a 50-kg sugar sack for 2,000afs, a 24-kg rice bag for 2,200afs, a 5-kg Momin oil tin for 460afs, one kilogram of green tea for 260afs and African black tea for 280afs.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold dropped to 2,050 afs from last week’s price of 2,100afs. The same quantity of the Iranian variety fell from 1,700 to 1,650afs.

The buying rate of one US dollar was 57.30 afs while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 561afs, according to moneychanger Ahmad Shah. Last week’s exchange value of the greenback was 57.50afs.



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