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Turkey: Bread prices will increase in Istanbul

Published May 5, 2024

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The Chairman of the Bread Producers Employers' Union in Istanbul, Cihan Kolivar, has warned that the cost of bread in Istanbul could rise to 60 lira per kilogram after May 15 due to increasing expenses. He explained that the price of bread will vary between 12.5 lira and 15 lira per kilogram in different districts. Kolivar blamed the frequent rises in the cost of flour, electricity, natural gas, and diesel for the potential price hike. He also emphasized concerns over the presence of unauthorized ovens in Istanbul, which he believes are exacerbating the problem. The union has also appealed to the Council of State, seeking to overturn a decision that requires bread and bagel prices to be approved by the Ministry of Commerce.
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NEWS: HAKAN KAYA CAMERA: MEHMET ÇALPAR (ISTANBUL) - Cihan Kolivar, Chairman of the Bread Producers Employers' Union, stated that the price of bread per kilogram in Istanbul may rise to 60 lira after May 15 due to increasing costs in Istanbul. Kolivar said, "Although the price of bread varies depending on the district, it will start from 12.5 lira to 15 lira." The increase in input costs in Istanbul has put bakers in a difficult situation. Speaking to ANKA, Cihan Kolivar, Chairman of the Bread Producers Employers' Union, stated that the price per kilogram of bread in Istanbul may rise to 60 lira after May 15. COSTS INCREASED Kolivar said, "Costs are not the same now. In the past, flour prices, electricity prices, natural gas used to increase every three or four months. Now it is not like that, it increases every month. Sometimes diesel increases once a week. We do it with distributed diesel. In other words, the baker's, especially those who do not have capacity, The capacity is ...
Source: Sondakika
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