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Diesel price up, gold down in Kabul

Diesel price up, gold down in Kabul

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Sep 22, 2018 - 18:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The price of diesel has increased while that of gold dipped during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad fuel station in Kabul, told Pajhwok that the price of one liter of diesel increased from 50 Afghanis to 52 Afghanis while the same quantity of petrol remain steady at 57 Afghanis this week.

He said a diesel price was increased in international markets.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity stood at 65afs.

Gold price has reduced.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area of Kabul, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold dipped from 2,400afs to 2,350afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 1,900afs to 1,850afs.

The prices of food items remain unchanged.

Food Traders Union head in Kabul, Fazal Rahman, said 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour cost 1,270afs, 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar 1,640afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,020afs and 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,040afs.

However, 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 of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,350afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,800afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,150afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

According to Haji Mir Hussain Sadaqat, owner of Sadaqat Money Exchange Services in Kabul, one US dollar accounted for 75.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 585afs against last week’s 75.15afs and 586afs.

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