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Diesel, sugar prices up, gas, petrol stable in Kabul

Diesel, sugar prices up, gas, petrol stable in Kabul

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Nov 18, 2017 - 15:59

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of diesel and sugar increased but that other items remained unchanged during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazirabad filling station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one liter of diesel increased from 47afs to 48afs but the rate of petrol was unchanged.

Gas price also stayed stable. Sharif Ahmad, a gas dealer in Kolola Poshta area, confirmed the rate of gas remained steady at 60afs a kilogram.

The rate of firewood was stable as well. A firewood seller in Kampany area, Sayyed Ahmad, sold 560kg of each unpeeled oak and cedar for 6,800afs, the same rate as last week’s.

Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman said a 49-kg sack of Pakistani sugar rose in value from 1,800afs to 1,850afs.

He said rates of other food items remained stable. The wholesale price of a 50-kg Kazakhstani flour bag remained unchanged at 1, 160afs and 24-kg bag of Pakistaninfo-icon rice at 1,850 and 16-kg tin of Khurshid ghee at 1,070afs.

Meanwhile, 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 Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 49-kg bag of sugar for 2,000afs, a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,200afs, a 50-kg sack of flour for 1,300, 24-kg rice for 2,100afs, a kilo of green tea for 300afs and the same quantity of black tea for 350afs.

The price of gold also remained unchanged. Haji Fawad Ahmad Saleh, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,300afs and the same amount of Russian 1,850afs.

According to moneychangers’ union in Sara-i-Shazada, one US dollar accounted for 68.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 637afs.

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