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Diesel, sugar, flour prices increased in Kabul

Diesel, sugar, flour prices increased in Kabul

Nov 11, 2017 - 15:10

KABUL (Pajhwok): Prices of diesel, sugar, and Kazakhstani flour have increased during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Pump Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one litre of diesel increased from 46 Afghanis to 47 Afghanis and the price of petrol remained stable at 46afs.

Gas prices 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 remained stable, a firewood seller in Shaheed square of Kabul city, Khan Mohammad, said the prices of 560 kg of each unpeeled oak and cedar was 6,800afs this week.

Food Traders’ Union head, Fazal Rahman, said the rate of 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour increased from 1,160afs to 1,200afs, a 49-kg of Pakistan sugar from 1,780afs to 1,800afs and a 16-kg tin of Kurshid ghee from 1,060afs to 1,070afs.

However, the price of 24-kg of Pakistan rice remained steady at 1,850afs.

Meanwhile, Noor Ahmad Khairkhwa, a tea seller at Kabul Mandavi, said a kilogram of Indonesian green tea cost 280afs and the same amount of African black tea 300afs, the same prices as of past seven days.

A slight difference could be seen in retail and wholesale prices, but in some areas, the difference is huge.

Ahmad Wali Panjshiri, who owns a grocery store in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 49-kg of Pakistan Sugar for 2,000afs, 16-litre tin of Khurshid ghee for 1,200afs, 50-kg of Kazakhstani flour for 1,300afs, 24-kg of Pakistan rice for 2,100afs, a kilo of Indonesian green tea for 300afs and the same quantity of African black tea for 350afs.

The price of gold 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 cost 1,850afs.

According to Sadaqat money exchanger in Sara-i-Shazada, one US dollar accounted for 68.60afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 638afs.