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Fuel, firewood prices edge down in Kabul

Fuel, firewood prices edge down in Kabul

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Jan 26, 2019 - 17:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel have dropped by two percent and firewood by four percent this 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 decreased from 50 Afghanis to 49 Afghanis and the same quantity of diesel from 50afs to 48afs.

He said the fuel prices declined due to high imports.

However, Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity stood at 55afs.

Ghulam Sakhi, a firewood seller in Charahi Taminai area of Kabul said the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak was declined from 7,500afs 7,200afs and the same quantity of cedar from 6,800afs to 6,500afs.

Low demand for firewood is the reason of declined prices, he said.

In food items, the price of only Kazakhstani flour slightly decreased.

Food Traders Union head in Kabul, Fazal Rahman, said that the price of 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour decreased from 1,340afs to 1,330afs.

However, he said 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice cost 2,000afs, 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,720afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid cooking oil 1,000afs, the same rates of last week’s.

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 Samim, who owns a grocery store in Taimani area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,410afs, 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.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,500afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,000afs, the same prices of last week’s.

According to Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat Money Exchange Service in Sara-I-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 75.50afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 537afs against last week’s 75.45afs and 536afs.

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