by Wadsam | August 31, 2012 7:44 am
Fuel prices were up during the outgoing week in Kabul, while the rates of food and other basic commodities remained stable.
A liter of petrol was sold for 57 AFN compared to last week’s price of 56 AFN. The price of a liter of diesel went up from last week’s price of 56 AFN to 58 aFN.
However, liquefied gas stayed stable during the week as a kilogram of the commodity was sold from 45 to 50 AFN, the same rates as last week.
Food Trader’s Union Chief Haji Fazl Rahman said a 50-kg bag of Brazilian sugar and a similar quantity of Pakistani rice cost 1,800 AFN and 3,100 AFN respectively, the same rates as last week.
A 50-kg sack of Pakistani flour was sold for 1020 AFN against its last week’s price of 1020 AFN, he said, adding a 5-kg tin of Momin ghee accounted for 420AFN, a kilo of African black tea for 200AFN and the same quantity of Indonesian green tea for 170AFN.
Wholesale rates of food items varied from retail prices in some parts of the city. A shopkeeper in the Taimani locality said he sold a 50-kg sack of Pakistani flour for 1,150 AFN.
Mohammad Akmal added the same amount of Pakistani rice cost 3,700 afs and a 50-kg bag of Brazilian sugar 2,100afs. A five-kg cane tin of ghee was priced at 460 afs, a kg of African back tea at 210 afs and the same amount of Indonesian green tea at 190 afs.
Price of gold remained the same as last week.
Abdul Baseer, a jeweller in the Lycce-i-Maryam neighbourhood, said one gram of Arabian gold cost 2,300 afs, while the same amount of Iranian variety 2,000 afs, the same prices as last week.
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