Food prices in Kabul have risen by 30 percent over the past two months due to the spread of coronavirus and measures to prevent it.
Initially, the price of a bag of flour weighing 49 kg was 1,600 Afghan dollars, but now it is sold for 1,900 Afghan dollars. In addition, the price of a 24 kg bag of rice increased to 2,500 afgs from 2,100, and the price of 7 kg of beans is sold at 900 af with 600. In addition, 16 liters of oil is now 350 af, according to people.
Sellers say sales have declined. The situation has affected people. Before this price increase, citizens bought 7 kg of rice, and now they buy only one kilogram.
Residents say that high prices hurt those who have little or no income.
“If the situation continues, the poor will face great difficulties,” said Ziauddin, a resident of Kabul.
Afghanistan Central Bank Yes Afghanistan said high prices will affect inflation in the country.
According to them, inflation was at 4% three months ago, and now they have grown.