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Fuel, sugar prices down in Kabul

Fuel, sugar prices down in Kabul

Dec 09, 2017 - 15:07

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of diesel, petrol and sugar have dipped while that of other essential items remains steady during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Fuel Station in Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of one liter of diesel decreased from 47 Afghanis to 46 Afghanis and the same amount of petrol from 46afs to 45afs.

However, the prices of firewood and liquefied gas remain unchanged.

Haji Hassan, a firewood seller in Charahi Shaheed area of Kabul, said that 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak cost 8,000afs Afghanis and the same quantity of cedar 7,500afs.

Seyar Ahmad, a gas dealer in Taimani area, said the rate of gas remained steady at 60afs a kilogram.

In food items, the price of sugar slightly decreased.

Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of 49-kg of Pakistani sugar decreased from 1,870afs to1,850afs.

But he said 50-kg Kazakhstani flour cost 1, 200afs, 24-kg Pakistaninfo-icon rice 1,850 and 16-kg tin of Khurshid ghee 1,070afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Meanwhile, Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller in Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs -- same prices as last week’s.

Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,900afs, a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,200afs, a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,300, 24-kg rice for 2,100afs, a kilo of green tea for 300afs and the same quantity of black tea for 350afs.

The price of gold also remains unchanged. Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,350afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 1,900afs.

According to moneychangers’ union in Sara-i-Shazada, one US dollar accounted for 69.05afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 634afs against last week's rates of 68.85afs and 635afs respectively.


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