Infotech The price of the baguette is expected to increase by 5 to 10 euro cents soon

The price of the baguette is expected to increase by 5 to 10 euro cents soon

After energy and fuel, it is the turn of the price of bread to increase. The baguette could thus pass the symbolic milestone of one euro in many French bakeries in the coming days.

“All the lights are red”, explained this Monday, October 25 on Franceinfo Dominique Anract, president of the National Confederation of French bakery and pastry. Currently sold on average at 0.89 euros, the price of the baguette could increase by 5 to 10 cents.

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The first issue is a surge in the price of wheat. It increased by 30% between August 2020 and August 2021. According to “Le Monde”, the price of a tonne of wheat even reached the threshold of 250 euros last August. ” The price of wheat is set worldwide, in Chicago, recalls in the columns of “Liberation” Dominique Anract. The bad harvests of the big producers had consequences on the balance between the supply and the demand of the product at the international level.. “

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This year has been particularly difficult for the harvests, in particular due to climate change. In France, the wet summer reduced productivity. In Russia especially, the yield was “Catastrophic”, notes “the Parisian”. And the numerous droughts and fires have impacted world production, weakening harvests and lowering stocks. The increase in the price of energy also contributes to the increase in prices, as Dominique Anract explains to BFM Business:

“The artisans have just discovered their energy bills for the month of September. The increase is significant, after a few bills, many of them will end up passing this increase on to consumers. “

The price of electricity has already increased by 1.6% in February and 0.5% in August, and could explode in February 2022. The rise in the price of paper, necessary for packaging, and wages also play.

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“This increase does not fall well because households are faced with other increases. But the average price of the baguette had taken only 23 cents in twenty years ”, relativizes in “Liberation” the president of the CNBPF. For him, even if by exceeding the threshold of a symbolic euro, “Its price remains reasonable”.

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