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Fuel, cooking oil prices down in Kabul market

Fuel, cooking oil prices down in Kabul market

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11 May 2024 - 15:13
Fuel, cooking oil prices down in Kabul market
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11 May 2024 - 15:13

KABUL (Pajhwok): Fuel and cooking oil prices fell, but Indian sugar and gold rates surged during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Saturday.

Fuel prices dropped

A worker at the Ahmadyar pump station told Pajhwok Afghan News one litre of petrol cost decreased from 63af to 62afs and the price of diesel down from 61afs to 59afs.

Mohammad Sharif, a liquefied gas seller in Kolola Pushta neighborhood, said the price of a kilogram of the commodity fell from 54afs to 50afs.

Food items

Zmarai Safi, head of the Food Traders’ Association, said the rate 49-kilogram sack of Indian sugar jumped from 2,900afs to 3,000afs.

He said the price of 16 liters tin of Malaysian cooking oil dropped from 1,450afs to 1,400afs.

But the price of 49-kilogram sack of Kazakhstani flour cost stayed stable1,550afs, 24-kilogarm of Pakistani rice 2,600afs, a kilogram of African black tea was sold for 400afs and the same amount of Indonesian green tea for 350afs, the same rates as last week’s.

Hamid Sufizada, a retailer at Dahna-i-Bagh Market, put the retail price of a 49-kilogram bag of Kazakh flour at 1,600afs, a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice at 2,650afs and a 49-kg sack of Indian sugar at 3,050afs.

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

Gold prices

Mohammad Fawad, a jeweler in Timor Shahi area, said the price of one gram of Arabian gold went up from 4,400afs to 4,450 and the same amount of the Russian variety from 3,400afs to 3,450afs.

Afghani vs dollar

Haji Hussain, owner of the Sadaqat Money Exchange Service, said one US dollar traded at 72.30afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees consumed 260afs.

Last week, one US dollar was accounted for 72.20afs and 1,000 Pakistani rupees for 255afs.



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