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Fuel prices down by 8pc, other items’ rates steady in Kabul

Fuel prices down by 8pc, other items’ rates steady in Kabul

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Feb 08, 2020 - 18:17

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of fuel fall by eight percent 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 he price of one liter of petrol was decreased from 48 Afghanis to 46 Afghanis and the same quantity of diesel from 47afs to 46afs.

He said that the prices were reduced due to the fuel prices fall in international markets.

Liquefied gas price also decreased.

Ahmad Javid, a liquefied gas seller in Taimani area of Kabul said that the price of a kilogram of the commodity was downed from 65afs to 55afs.

In food items, the price of ghee has slightly declined.

Mohammad Samim, a wholesaler in Kabul Mandavi market that the price of a 16 liter tin of Khurshid ghee was decreased from 1,250afs to 1,240afs.

However, he said that 49 kilograms of Kazakhstani flour cost 1,550afs, 49kg of Pakistani rice 2,000afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea 300afs and the same quantity of African black tea 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 1,600afs, a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,200afs, 24-kg of Pakistani rice 2,300afs, a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,300afs, one-kg of Indonesian green tea for 320afs and the same amount of black African tea for 360afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Basir Ahmad, a jeweler in Lycee Mariam area of Kabul, said that the price of one gram of Arabian gold was 3,200afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 2,600afs, no changes have recorded in gold rates.

Haji Mir Hussian Sadaqat, a moneychanger at the Money Exchange Service in Sara-i-Shahzada, told Pajhwok Afghan News one US dollar was accounted for 77afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 488afs against last week’s 76.60afs and 487afs.

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