Prices of firewood soar with the advent of winter
According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the price of 560kg of peeled oak rose has jumped up by 200 AFN and is currently sold at 7,000 AFN.
The same quantity of unpeeled oak is sold at 6,800 AFN, up from last week’s price of 6,600 AFN.
Many Afghans rely on firewood for their heaters to run in the harsh winters.
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