Price of sugar, gas goes up in Kabul
The price of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani sugar registered a 50 AFN increase against last week’s rate of 1500 AFN, said Fazal Rahman, the Food Traders Union head.
There has been no change in rates of other food items, as a 50-kg sack of Pakistani flour cost 1300 AFN, a 24-kg bag of rice 1,800 AFN and a 5-litre tin of Momin ghee 380 AFN.
One kilogram of Vietnamese green tea accounted for 170 AFN and the same amount of African black tea 210 AFN — same rates as last week’s.
But Khan Ali, a retailer in the Karta-i-Seh area of Kabul, sold a 49-kg sack of Pakistani flour for 1,370 AFN and a 50-kg bag of sugar for 1,700 AFN.
He sold a 24-kg sack of rice for 2,000 AFN, a 5-litre tin of Momin cooking oil for 460 AFN, a kilogram of black African tea for 230 AFN and the same quantity of Vietnamese tea for 200 AFN.
The rate of liquefied gas shot up during the outgoing week. A seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, Mohammad Sharif, sold one kilogram of gas for 55 AFN against last week’s 50 AFN.
However, the Ministry of Commerce has fixed the rate of a kilogram of gas at 48 AFN. An official at the ministry, Baryalai Rahmani, said they could not maintain the rate because snowfall had blocked most of roads.
Rates of firewood and petroleum products also remained unchanged during the week. A Wazirabad-based fuel tanker owner, Abdul Hadi, said one litre of diesel cost 62 AFN and the same quantity of petrol 57 AFN, the same prices as previous week.
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