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Rice, gold, US dollar up in Kabul

Rice, gold, US dollar up in Kabul

Jan 06, 2018 - 14:45

KABUL (Pajhwok): The prices of rice and gold have soared and the Afghani currency continues losing its value against the US dollar, market sources said Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at Wazir Abad Fuel Station in Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News one liter of diesel cost 46 afghanis and the same amount of petrol 45 afghanis.

Ahmadullah, a gas dealer in Kolola Pushta area, said the rate of one kilogram of the commodity dipped from 60afs to 55afs this week.

However, the rates of gas is different in different parts of Kabul city.

Haji Hassain, a firewood seller in Charahi Shaheed area of Kabul, said the price of 560 kilograms of peeled oak stood at 7,800afs and the same quantity of cedar 7,200afs.

The price of rice increased but that of sugar, flour and ghee declined.

Food Traders Union, Fazal Rahman said the price of 24kg of Pakistani rice increased from 1,950afs to 2,000afs.

But he said that the price of 50kg of Kazakhstani flour decreased from 1,160afs to 1,140afs, 49kg of Pakistani sugar from 1,850afs to 1,750afs and 16 liters of Khurshid ghee from 1,050afs to 1,040afs.

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 1,900afs, a 16-litre tin of ghee for 1,150afs, a 50-kg sack of Kazakhstani flour for 1,200, 24-kg Pakistani rice for 2,400afs, a kilogram of green Indonesian tea for 300afs and the same quantity of black African tea for 350afs.

Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold increased from 2,350afs to 2,400afs and the same quantity of Russian variety from 1,850afs to 1,900afs.

According to moneychangers’ union in Sara-i-Shazada, one US dollar accounted for 70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 624afs against last week's rates of 69.55afs and 633afs respectively.