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Kabul: Firewood prices down, food & fuel stable

Kabul: Firewood prices down, food & fuel stable

Feb 26, 2015 - 16:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood decreased but that of other items remained stable during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said on Thursday.

Khan Mohammad, a firewood seller in Charahi Shahid area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak decreased from 6,500 afghanis to 6,200 afghanis.

He linked the decline in price to decreasing demand. The prices of gas and fuel remained steady.

Abdul Saboor, a fuel tank owner in Wazirabad area, told Pajhwok Afghan News one litre of petrol was sold for 42 afghanis and the same amount of diesel for 46 afs.

The rate of one kilogram of liquefied gas hovered between 32afs and 40afs in different areas of the city. Mohammad Saleem, a seller in Pul-i-Padshah area, sold one kilogram of gas for 34afs, the same price as last week's.

But Sibghatullah, a gas seller in Zaman Khan area, sold one kilogram of gas for 32afs. Mohammad Sharif, a gas seller in Taimani area, sold one kilogram of gas for 40afs.

The prices of food items also remained unchanged during the outgoing week.

Fazal Rahman, the head of Food Traders Union, said 50kg of Pakistani flour was accounted for 1,240afs, 16 litres of Shayesta ghee 980afs, 50kg of sugar 1,540afs, a bag of 24kg of rice 1,550afs, a kilogram of black African tea 210afs and the same quantity of Vietnamese green tea 180afs.

But a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh area, Khan Ali, sold a 49-kg bag of flour for 1,360afs, a 50-kg sack of sugar for 1,750afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,900afs.

He sold 16kg of Momin ghee at 1,100afs, one kilogram of African black tea 250afs, and the same quantity of green tea at 240afs.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Russian gold was 1,650 afs and the same quantity of the Arabian variety 2,050afs.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of one US dollar was 57.30afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 560afs. Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 57.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 564afs.



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