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Gold, diesel, gas prices down

22 February, 2013

KABUL: Gold, diesel and gas prices decreased during the outgoing week in Kabul, where the rates of flour and rice edged up, retailers said on Thursday.

The rate of one litre of diesel fell by three afghanis to 55afs ($1.04) from its last week’s price of 58afs, while petrol sold for 55afs, the same as last week, said a filling station worker in the Taimani neighbourhood, Mohammad Javed.

A kilogram of liquefied gas sold for 43afs, recording a 2afs decrease, said Ahmad Sharif, a dealer in Taimani neighborhood. The same amount of gas accounted for 50afs in other parts of the city.

The price of per 560 kilograms of peeled oak worked out at 7,400afs and the same amount of cedar at 6,600 afghanis, the same as last week, said a stall owner in Dasht-i-Barchi area, Haji Sultan.

Food Traders’ Union head Fazal Rahman said the price of a 50-kg sack of Pakistani flour jumped from 1,110afs to 1,130afs and as much Pakistani rice cost 3,300afs against its last week’s price of 3,360 afs.

The rate of other food items remained stable, with a 50-kg bag of sugar priced at 1,620afs and a five-kg tin of Momin ghee at 400afs, a kilogram of African black tea at 200afs and Indonesian green tea at 175afs.

But wholesale prices varied from retail rates in some parts of the city.

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