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Prices of fuel, gold & food items up in Kabul

Prices of fuel, gold & food items up in Kabul

Mar 17, 2016 - 18:24

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

Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman told Pajhwok Afghan News that the rate of a 49kg Kazakh flour bag jumped from1,180 afghanis to 1,190 afghanis and of 16 liters of Momin ghee from 960afs to 970afs during the week.

He linked the price hike to cut in imports of the commodities. However, 25kg of Pakistani rice cost 1,650afs, the same price as of last week’s, he said.

Fazl Ahmad, a tea wholesaler in Kabul Market, sold a kilogram of black African for 240afs and the same quantity of green Madina tea for 220afs.

But a retailer in Dahan-i-Bagh area, Ahmad Javid, sold a 49-kg bag of Kazakh flour for 1,280afs, a 49-kg sack of sugar for 1,950afs and a 24-kg bag of rice for 1,800afs.

He sold a 16-litre tin of Momin ghee for 1,000afs, a kilo of African black tea for 260afs and the same quantity of Madina green tea for 250afs -- higher than wholesale prices.

Fuel prices also increased. Abdul Hadi, a filling station worker in Kabul, said the price of one liter of petrol increased from 39afs to 41afs and of diesel from 33afs to 34afs.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, sold a kilogram of gas for 40afs, the same rate as of last week’s.

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,200afs to 2,300afs and of the same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,800afs to 1,850afs.

According to Sadaqat Money Services in Shahzada Sarai in Kabul city, the buying rate of one US dollar this week was 68.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees changed for 643afs.

Last week's exchange value of the dollar stood at 68.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 646afs.



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