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Flour, fuel prices increased in Kabul

Flour, fuel prices increased in Kabul

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Aug 24, 2019 - 15:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of flour and fuel have increased while other items’ rates remain 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 the price of a liter of petrol was increased from 50 Afghanis to 51 Afghanis and the same quantity of diesel from 47afs to 48afs.

He linked hike in the fuel prices to its increased rates in international markets.

However, the price of liquefied gas remains the same as last week’s.

Mohammad Akram, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul city, said that the price of a kilogram of the commodity was 50afs.

The price of flour increased.

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul’s Mandavi Market, said the price of 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour was increased from 1,480afs to 1,520afs.

However, he said that 49kg of Pakistani sugar cost 1,950afs, a tin of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee 1,080afs, 24kg of Pakistani rice 2,200afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same amount of black African tea for 320afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Ahmad Mustafa, 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 320afs and the same amount of black African tea for 360afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Gold prices also remain unchanged.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahee area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian was 2,950afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,500afs, the same rates of last week’s.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, said one US dollar was accounted for 78.75afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 499afs.

On August 10, one US dollar was accounted for 79.59afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees 497afs.

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