Bread prices set to rise

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Maltese bakers have announced that the price of Maltese bread loafs is set to increase as of July. Some 90 bakers agreed to raise the price of large bread loafs price by 24c whilst small bread loafs by 20c. The bakers cited increase in flour price, wages and fuels behind this increase in bread prices.

Newsbook.com.mt spoke with a baker who cited that routine works such as an engineer which needs to be brought in to control and check the oven twice a week charges €25 an hour. He continued by saying that delivering to shops does not guarantee profit for the bakers. He argued that it is therefore biting into their profit margin and making their life difficult.

The price of a sack of flour is set to rise by €2 in the coming months.