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Fuel prices up, food steady in Kabul markets

Fuel prices up, food steady in Kabul markets

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Mar 09, 2019 - 20:15

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of diesel and petrol increased but that of food items stated unchanged during the outgoing week in 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 increased from 48 afghanis to 49 afghanis and of diesel from 47afs to 48afs during the week.

However, the prices of liquefied gas and woods remained unchanged. Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area, said one kilogram of the commodity was sold at 65afs, as the same price as last week’s.

Ghulam Sakhi, a firewood seller in Charahi Taminai area of Kabul, sold 560 kilograms of peeled oak for 7,200afs and the same quantity of cedar 70,000afs, registering no change in their prices.

Food items prices also remained unchanged.

Food Traders Union head in Kabul, Mohammad Hamayoon, said a 49kg Pakistani sugar cost 1,700afs, 50 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour 1,420 afghanis, 24 kilograms of Pakistani rice cost 2,000afs  and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid cooking oil 1,000afs, the same rates as 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 1,470afs, 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.

The price of gold also stayed unchanged.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 2,500afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,000afs.

According to Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar was accounted for 75.35afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 540afs against last week’s 74.55afs and 533afs.

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