Food and Fuel prices go down in Kabul
(Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report) The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), oil and some food items decreased, while the prices of dollar and Iranian gold increased during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, retailers said on Thursday.
Food items and fuel were among the initial requirements of the people, which prices had been always considered as unstable. But this week prices of relevant items were reported down.
One of LPG dealers, Mohammad Sharif, told Pajhwok Afghan News he sold one kilogram LPG for 53 AFN this week, compared to last week’s price of 65 AFN. The rate of per 560 kilograms of peeled oak reduced from 7,500 AFN to 7,300 AFN, said Sultan Mohammad, a stall owner in Sarsabzi area. As past week, the rate of 560 kilograms of unpeeled oak stood at 2800 AFN and the same quantity of cedar at 6,800 AFN.
One liter of diesel stayed stable last week at the rate of 62 AFN per liter each, said Abdul Hadi, a filling station official in Wazirabad area. And firewood prices also stayed stable. Though one liter diesel was accounted for 62 AFN as last week, but the price of on liter of petrol dropped from 62 AFN to 57 AFN, a filling station in charge in Wazirabad locality, Abdul Hadi said.
According to Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders’ Union head, a 50-kg bag of Pakistani sugar cost 1,500 AFN, but a 5-liter tin of Momin Ghee reduced from 390 AFN to 380 AFN.
As past week, one gram of Arabian gold sold by 2,000 AFN, while price of the same quantity of Iranian variety jumped from 1,600 AFN to 1,650 AFN, a jeweler in the Lycee-i-Maryam neighbourhood, Abdul Basir said. Meanwhile, a moneychanger Ahmad Shah said the buying rate of a US dollar was 56.60 AFN, while 1,000 Pakistani rupees accounted for 529 AFN. Last week’s exchange value of the greenback stood at 56.45 AFN and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 533 AFN, he recalled.
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