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Since Monday, bread increases between 12% and 15%


Part of a proposal for a federation of bakers with the purpose of rebuilding margins that were affected by increases in prices and inputs.

Starting next Monday, a classic is reissued:

the price of bread increases between 12 and 15% throughout the country


Thus, in bakeries where a kilo of this basic food in the basket costs $390/$400, it will be worth $440.

However, there is a wide price gap, depending on the area.

In Capital Federal, the current value is higher: between $480 and $500.

With which, the increase will be applied in the same magnitude: it will be around


The measure was "suggested" by the Argentine Federation of the Bread and Related Industry (FAIPA) to the bakers grouped in its 18 subsidiaries throughout the country.

The reasons for the measure also make up another classic:

increases in inputs such as flour, sugar and eggs

, among others.

As explained to Clarin, Miguel Di Betta, president of FAIPA, the decision has to do with "the strong rises that bakeries have been having in electricity and gas bills, and also in raw materials," he said.

"Flour rose 8% 15 days ago and will go up again next week,"

the leader exemplified.

It refers to the increase established by the Ministry of Commerce in the reference prices without tax for flour at the mill outlet, within the framework of the Argentine Wheat Stabilization Fund.

It was through Resolution 9/2023, that the ministry led by Matias Tombolini ordered that

the 25-kilo bag of 000 common flour go from $1,531 to $1,657

and that of 0000 flour from $1,837 to $1,987.

Logistics costs are added to these prices, depending on the region.

Meanwhile, the reference price for a ton of wheat was $34,257.68.

According to Di Betta, "

there are provinces where the subsidized flour arrives

and then they pay between $2,800 and $3,000 per bag," he said.

In addition, dairy products also increased due to the rise in meat.

And yesterday, the carton of 30 dozen eggs was up $1,500 from the previous price,” he commented.

The problem also extends to sugar.

In January of last year, we were paying $49 a kilo.

Today it costs $240.

"It almost tripled," complained the bakery leader.

It is estimated that there are some 30,000 bakeries throughout the country, of which practically half are informal.

Other bakery entities in the province of Buenos Aires also came out to warn that prices would increase as of Monday but to a lesser extent.

They raised 6%

for bread and for the rest of the baked goods.

"Unfortunately we have no other alternative, given the repeated increases that we have been suffering in energy, fuel and raw material rates," explained Martín Pinto, president of the Center for Industrial Bakers in the Buenos Aires town of Merlo.

According to the leader, "

since October of last year we have not touched prices

but it is unsustainable due to the repeated increases in fuels, tariffs and raw materials," he said.

And he added: "we had to make this determination to continue taking care of our industry, our SMEs and the source of work for bakers."

According to this group, "with the announced price increase, the suggested price of a kilo of bread will be between

$460 and $480 from Monday."

However, there are neighborhoods in the GBA where prices are already higher.

Some of the bakery centers that adopted the measure, in addition to Merlo, are those of Quilmes, Florencio Varela, Moreno, General Rodríguez, Marcos Paz, Las Heras, Exaltación de la Cruz, Campana and Zárate, among others.

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Source: clarin

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