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Fuel prices up, cooking oil, flour down in Kabul

Fuel prices up, cooking oil, flour down in Kabul

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2 Mar 2024 - 16:25
Fuel prices up, cooking oil, flour down in Kabul
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2 Mar 2024 - 16:25

KABUL (Pajhwok): The afghani appreciated against the US dollar during the outgoing week that saw the prices of Malaysian oil and Kazakh flour falling, market sources said on Saturday.

Fuel prices

A worker at the Ahmadyar Group of Pump Stations said the price of one litre of petrol increased from 60afs to 63afs and diesel from 56afs to 60afs.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in the Kolola Pushta locality, informed about a two afghani increase in the price of one kilogram of the commodity.

Zmarai Safi, head of the Food Traders Association, said the rate of a 49-kilogram bag of Kazakhstan flour increased from 1,600afs to 1,550afs and the price of a 16-litre tin of Malaysian cooking oil fell from 1,430afs to 1,420afs.

He said a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice cost 2,600afs and the price of a 49-kilogarm sack of Indian sugar remained unchanged at 3,200afs.

By the same token, a kilogram of African black tea accounted for 400afs and the same amount of Indonesian green tea for 350afs.

Hamid Sufizada, a retailer at Dahna-i-Bagh Market, said the retail price of a 49-kilogram bag of Kazakh flour was 1,600afs, a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice 2,650afs and a 49-kg sack of Indian sugar 3,250afs.

A 16-litre bottle of cooking oil accounted for 1,470afs, one kilogram of black tea for 450afs and the same quantity of green tea for 400afs, he added.

Gold prices

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold remained unchanged at 4,100afs and the same amount of the Russian variety at 3,200afs.

Afghani exchange rate

Haji Hussain, owner of the Sadaqat Money Exchange Service, said one US dollar traded at 72.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees at 250afs.

Last week, one US dollar accounted for 73.70afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 250afs.

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