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Petrol, diesel prices down by 2pc

Petrol, diesel prices down by 2pc

Dec 29, 2018 - 18:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of oil, firewood and Russian gold have 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 Afghan News that the price of one liter of petrol edged down from 57 Afghanis to 54 Afghanis and the same quantity of diesel from 55afs to 54afs this week.

Khan Mohammad, a firewood seller in Charahi Shaheed area of Kabul said the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak decreased from from 7,000afs to 6,900afs and the same quantity of cedar from 6,900afs to 6,700afs.

He said that the price of firewood was decreased due to low demand. Most of people buy firewood before the arrival of winter, he said.

However, Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity stood at 60afs.

The prices of food items remain unchanged.

Food Traders Union head in Kabul, Fazal Rahman, said 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour cost 1,320afs, 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice 2,000afs, 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,720afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid cooking oil 1,000afs.

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 1,400afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,800afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,100afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

The price of Russian gold declined.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Russian gold was decreased from 2,000afs to 1,950afs while the same quantity of Arabian variety stood at 2,450afs.

According to Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat Money Exchange Service in Sara-I-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 75.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 539afs against last week’s 75.85afs and 540afs.


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