Bread crisis | Regime government issues new decisions, doubling bread pack’s price
The Syrian regime’s “Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection” has issued several decisions today, raising the price of the state-subsidized flour to 40,000 SYL per ton.
The new decisions also reset the price of a kilogram of state-subsidized bread, without a bag, at 75 SYL, and doubled the price of bread packed in plastic bags to 100 SYL per pack. It is worth noting that a pack of bread had been previously sold for 50 SYL.
These decisions come in the wake of the economic siege imposed on the Syrian regime and the low local production of wheat. In addition, regime-controlled areas are suffering from wheat shortage and the production and transportation’s high costs.
On June 6, the “Autonomous Administration in north-eastern Syria” issued an official statement, banning the exportation of wheat to areas outside its control in north and east Syria region.