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Gold, petrol prices soar in Kabul

Gold, petrol prices soar in Kabul

Apr 07, 2019 - 14:28

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of gold and petrol have increased while that of flour decreased 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 increased from 49 Afghanis to 50 Afghanis, while the same quantity of diesel stands at 48afs.

However, 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.

The price of gold also increased.

Abdul Baseer, a jeweler in Lycee Maryam area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was increased from 2,500afs to 2,600afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 2,000afs to 2,100afs.

In food items, the price of flour has decreased.

Mohammad Hamanyon, head of Kabul Food Traders Union, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of a gab of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour decreased from 1,380afs to 1,360afs.

However, he said that the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar cost 1,720afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,000afs and a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,040afs, 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 1,450afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 1,800afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,400afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,080afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 350afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 76.60afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 536afs against last week’s 75.90afs and 539afs.


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