Doubling the price of Iranian subsidized goods in the Afghan market

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Publish Date: 11:36 - 21 May 2022
Saturday, 21 May 2022 (YJC)_ Food sellers in Afghanistan say rising food prices in Iran have had a direct impact on the country's markets, and goods imported from Iran are sold at twice the price in Herat and other cities.

Doubling the price of Iranian subsidized goods in the Afghan marketAfter the increase in the price of subsidized goods in Iran, Afghanistan, which according to traders imports about 80% of its needs from this country, is facing an increase in the price of these goods.

At present, foodstuffs such as macaroni, rice, oil, chocolate and detergents are sold at twice the price in the Herat market.

Mohammad Rafi, one of the food sellers in Herat market, told Fars News Agency's Afghanistan website:
For the past few days, most of the goods imported from Iran to Herat have suddenly increased significantly, and now food and detergents are sold in the Herat market at twice the price compared to the past, and this has reduced their customers.

He continued:
A kilo of chocolate used to be 120 afghanis but now it is sold for 200 afghanis, 5 liter liquid oil was sold for 800 afghanis but now it is sold for 1100 afghanis due to the increase in price in the market and if this trend continues, someone else will buy them He will not come and on the other hand, Herat market will be closed.

Yaqub Mashouf, an expert on economic affairs in Herat, said:
Afghanistan is a highly consumer and import-dependent country, and price changes in neighboring countries are causing commodity prices to rise in Herat, but these challenges will remain until the government removes its dependence on foreign and neighboring countries.

It should be noted that the citizens of Herat emphasize that with the increase in the price of goods needed in the market, they can no longer afford the materials they need and the government must take action to reduce prices.

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