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Firewood, flour, sugar prices up in Kabul

Firewood, flour, sugar prices up in Kabul

Mar 02, 2019 - 16:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of firewood, flour and sugar have increased while the price of gold has fallen during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Ghulam Sakhi, a firewood seller in CharahiTaminai area of Kabul told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak increased from 7,000 Afghanis to 7,200 Afghanis and the same quantity of cedar from 6,500afs to 7,000afs.

He said closure of transportation routes by heavy snowfall was the reason behind hike in firewood price.

Most of firewood to Kabul comes on Kabul-Gardiz highway which blocked for traffic as result of continues snowfall on Friday.

Liquefied gas and fuel rates remain steady.

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

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad Fuel Station in Kabul said one liter of petrol cost 48afs and the same quantity of diesel 47afs.

Mohammad Hamayon, Head of Food Traders Union in Kabul said the price of a bag of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar increased from 1,680afs to 1,700afs and 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour from 1,320afs to 1,420af.

He said that closure of North transportation route by continues a snowfall was the reason behind increased rates of the commodities.

However, Hamayon said 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice cost 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid cooking oil 1,000afs, no changes have recorded in the rates.

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 1,470afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,750afs, 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.

Gold prices dipped. Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold declined from 2,550afs to, 2,500afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,050afs to 2,000afs.

According to Haji Mir HussianSadaqat Money Exchange Service in Sara-I-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 74.55afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 533afs against last week’s 75.60afs and 536afs.


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