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Diesel price jumps 5.5pc in Kabul

Diesel price jumps 5.5pc in Kabul

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Nov 07, 2020 - 19:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The prices of sugar, diesel and Russian gold have jumped while that of firewood and tea during the outgoing week in capital Kabul, market sources said Saturday.

Hamid Sufizada, a wholesale store owner in Dahn-i-Bagh locality, said the wholesale price of 50 kilograms of Indian sugar increased from 2,300 Afghanis to 2,350 Afghanis this week.

However, he said that the price of a kilogram of African black tea dropped from 320afs to 250afs.

He sold a bag of 49kg of Kazakh flour for 1,750afs,  24kg of Pakistani rice for 2,300afs, 16 liters of Malaysian ghee for 1,400afs, a kilogram of Indonesian green tea for 230afs, the same rates as previous week.

Mohammad Omid Hussain, a retailer in Mandavi Market, said the retail price of 49 kilogram bag of Kazakh flour was 1,800afs, 49-kilogram of Indian sugar 2,400afs, 24-kilogram of Pakistani Sela rice 2,400afs, 16-litre of Malaysian Oil 1,450afs, one kilogram of Indonesian green team 320afs and one kilogram of black African team 320afs—higher than wholesale rates.

Russian gold price increased but that of Arabian gold downed

Mohammad Javed, a jeweler in the Layci Maryam Market, said the price of one gram of Arabic gold was decreased from 3,750afs to 3,700afs while that of Russian variety increased from 3,150afs to 3,200afs.

The price of liquefied gas increases

Mohammad Sharif, a gas seller in Kolola Pushta area of Kabul, said that the price of one kilogram of gas increased from 55afs to 60afs.

Diesel price also increased.

According to Ahmad Javed, owner of a petrol pump in Wazirabad area, the price of one litre of diesel increased from 36afs to 38afs, while the same quantity of petrol stayed at 35afs.

Abdul Hakim, a firewood seller, said that the price of 560kg of peeled oak decreased from 8,000afs to 7,500afs and the same quantity of cedar from 8,000afs to 7,800afs.

Haji Hussain, owner of Sadaqat money exchange service, said the value of one US dollar was 76.90afs  and 1,000 Pakistani rupee exchanged for 479afs, against last week’s 76.80afs and 475afs.

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