In Istanbul at the beginning of November ‘The price of 1 kilogram of bread will be 8 TL for 200 grams of bread, with a maximum price of 40 TL.’ prepared in the form ‘Maximum Bread Price Tariff’ It was accepted.
However, bread prices in the megacity vary from district to district. While bread is sold for 8 TL in some districts, it is sold for 10 TL in some districts.
Istanbul Governor Davut Gül, on the other hand, reacted to the differences in bread prices from district to district and said, “I invite the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and our municipalities to carry out effective price control in order not to victimize our people.”
Public TVPresident of the Turkish Bakers Federation, who made a statement to Halil İbrahim Balcı, touched upon the varying prices of bread in the megacity. Emphasizing that bread prices may increase with the minimum wage in January, Balcı stated that an inspection should be carried out against price differences.
“There are businesses in Istanbul that make 240-250 grams of bread and sell it for 10 TL. If a loaf of bread is sold for 8 lira, it should be like this everywhere in Istanbul. Even if it is high per gram, it is not right to sell it for 10 lira.
It is sold for 10 lira in 4-5 districts. It’s not 10 lira in a chain store. It needs to be fixed as soon as possible with inspections.
Costs are rising, flour prices are rising, and with the increase in the minimum wage, there will be a wage difference. The more the minimum wage increases, the higher the wage paid to the employee will be. The continuous increase in the price of flour due to the difference in the minimum wage will create a serious cost increase. There may be an increase in bread prices in January. “