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Diesel price up, sugar down in Kabul

Diesel price up, sugar down in Kabul

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Jul 29, 2017 - 15:33

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The price of diesel has edged up while that of sugar dipped during the outgoing week in the capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Abdul Hadi, a worker at the Wazirabad Pump Station, told Pajhwok Afghan News the price of one liter of diesel increased from 40 Afghanis to 41 Afghanis this week. But he said the price of the same quantity of petrol remained steady at 44 Afghanis.

The gas price also remained unchanged. Ahmad Javed, a gas seller in the 4th street of Taimani area, one kilogram of the commodity cost 50afs.

In food items, the price of only sugar has decreased. Food Traders Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of 49 kilograms of Pakistani sugar dropped from 2,100afs to 2,030afs due to high imports.

However, he said, the rates of other food items remained steady. The whole sale price of 16 liters of Khurshid ghee accounted for 1,120afs, 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice for 1,800afs and 50-kg of Kazakhstani flour for 1,200afs.

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 as last week’s.

Ahmad Wali Panjsheri, who owns a grocery shop in Dahn-i-Bagh area, sold a 50-kg bag of Kazakhstani flour for 1,300afs and a 49-kg sack of Pakistani sugar for 2,100afs.

He sold a 16-litre tin 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.

Gold prices also remain steady. Haji Fawad Ahmad Salehzada, a jeweller in Timor Shahi area, said one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,300afs and the same quantity of Russian variety 1,850afs.

According to the moneychangers’ union in Sara-i-Shahzada, one US dollar accounted for 68.40afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 630afs against last week's rates of 68.43afs and 635afs respectively.

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