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Diesel up, gold & flour down in Kabul

Diesel up, gold & flour down in Kabul

Aug 26, 2017 - 15:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The price of diesel increased while that of gold and flour decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Fuel Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one liter of diesel rose from 42 afghanis to 44 afs while that of petrol remained steady at 44 afs.

Ahmad Javed, a liquefied gas dealer in the Taimani neighbourhood of the capital, said a kilogram of gas accounted for 60afs, the same as last week’s.

Two weeks back, the gas price shot up from 50afs to 60afs. Mohammad Nasim Qaderi, general manager at the gas and petroleum control office at the Ministry of Commerce, linked the hike to low imports.

However, he said the imports had declined due to a cleaning process for gas reservoirs in Turkmenistan. He assured consumers and dealers the problem would be resolved in the near future.

Food Traders Union head, Fazal Rahman, said the price of a 50 kilograms bag of Kakhstani flour declined from 1,180afs to 1,170afs.

A 49kg sack of Pakistani sugar cost 1,920afs, a 16 liters can of Khurshid ghee 1,130afs and a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice 1,800afs -- same rates as last week's.

Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea merchant, said there had been no change in the rates as a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs.

Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery shop in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 50-kg bag of Kazakhstani flour for 1,250afs and a 49-kg sack of Pakistani sugar for 2,100afs.

He sold a 16-litre cane of Khurshid ghee for 1,200afs, a 24-kg sack of Pakistani rice for 2,000afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 350afs -- higher than wholesale rates.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold declined from 2,400afs to 2,350afs and the same quantity of the Russian variety from 1,950afs to 1,850afs.

Moneychangers said one US dollar accounted for 68.35 afghanis and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 635 afghanis this week against last week's rates of 69.1afs and 646afs.




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