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Petrol prices decline, sugar up in Kabul

Petrol prices decline, sugar up in Kabul

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Aug 20, 2015 - 19:07

KABUL (Pajhwok): Due to increase in value of Afghani against foreign currencies, the prices of fuel edged down, while those of sugar had slightly jumped during the outgoing week in Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.

Obaidullah, a petrol station worker, in the Qala-i-Fathullah locality, told Pajhwok Afghan News the rate of one litre of petrol declined from 44 to 42 afghanis while the price of same quantity of diesel stood at 43 without any change in price compared to the last week.

A gas seller in Kolola Pushta area, Mohammad Sharif, sold one kilogram of liquefied gas for 50 afghanis same as last week price.

Fazal Rahman, head of Food Traders' Union, said the price of 49 kilogram bag of sugar has jumped to 1,700 compared to its last week price of 1,680. He said less import of sugar caused hike in its price.

But according to him the prices of , 50-kilogram bag of Pakistani flour accounted for 1,320 afs, 24 kilograms of rice for 1,640afs, 16 litres of ghee for 1,020 afs and a kilogram of African black tea for 220afs same as last week.

There was slight decline in the prices of gold as well.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in the Taimur Shahi square, said the price of one gram Arabic gold was 2,000 and the price of one gram Russian gold was 1,650.

Moneychanger Ahmad Shah said buying rate of one US dollar was 63,40afs, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 607 afs. Last week's exchange value of one dollar stood at 63.50 afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 607afs.

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