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Petrol, gold prices soar in Kabul

Petrol, gold prices soar in Kabul

May 25, 2019 - 17:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of petrol and Russian gold have increased while other essential items’ rates remain steady 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 was jumped from 52 Afghanis to 53 Afghanis while the same quantity of diesel stood at 49 Afghanis.

He said petrol price was increased in international markets.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area, said the price of one kilogram of the commodity was 70afs, the same rate of last week’s.

The price of Russian gold has increased.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Russian gold was increased from 2,100afs to 2,170afs while the same quantity of Arabian variety stood at 2,650afs.

Mohammad Hamayon, head of Kabul Food Traders Union, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar was 1,940afs, 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour 1,440afs and 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,200afs.

He said that a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee cost 1,120afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea 280afs and the same quantity of African black tea 300afs.

Ahmad Samim, who owns a grocery store in Taimani area of Kabul, sold a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,580afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,000afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,500afs a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,150afs, 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 80.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 541afs against last week’s 79.10afs and 536afs.

Kabul Moneychangers Union say that the value of the Afghani currency was continually decreasing against US dollar since the beginning of current solar yearinfo-icon due to what it says smuggling of the dollar from Afghanistaninfo-icon to Iran and Pakistaninfo-icon and some other reasons.



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