From grain to table the cost increases more than ten times due to record increases in energy, feed and fertilizer prices
Bread more and more “salty” in Tuscany because of this and speculations from the field to the table which increase the final price tenfold. Sea Florence the one kilo loaf costs an average of 3.54 with an increase of 17% compared to the beginning of the year and with peaks of up to 7 euros, a Livorno it costs around 3.3 euros (+ 3%), a little less ad Arezzo3.05 euros, where however there is an increase of 13%. Siena instead it is the cheapest province: 2.68 euros for a kilo of bread. One saying it is Coldiretti Tuscany based on the Istat data analysis and the Mise Price Observatory according to which Tuscan families will spend 60 million euros more in 2022 in order not to miss on the tables strands and rosettes.
“From wheat to bread, prices rise more than ten times due to record increases in energy, feed and fertilizer prices unleashed by the war in Ukraine and distortions within supply chains that impoverish citizens’ pockets and harm farmers. – explains the President of Coldiretti Toscana, Fabrizio Filippi – Today a kilo of wheat is paid to farmers around 36 cents and is used to produce a kilo of bread that is sold to consumers at variable prices that can fluctuate on average, in our region, between € 2.50 up to € 3.50 EUR. The incidence of the cost of wheat on the price of bread therefore remains marginal, equal to about 10% on average. Moreover, consumer prices have never dropped in recent years despite the strong variability of international wheat prices, often below production costs “.
Versus the expensive prices a structural solution is represented by the diffusion of contracts for the fair distribution of value along the supply chain and to protect the farmers forced to produce at a loss as a result of the increases. “The first measures contained in the aid decree ter such as the extension of the cost reduction of diesel fuel for fishing and agricultural companies also to buildings and greenhouses until the end of the year as required together with the tax credit for energy costs and gas which is also accessed by agricultural enterprises for 30% and 40% of the expenditure incurred, respectively, is a first step. – explains the President of Coldiretti Toscana, Fabrizio Filippi – The other is to reduce dependence on abroad and work immediately for supply chain agreements between agricultural and industrial companies with precise qualitative and quantitative objectives and fair prices that never fall below production costs as provided for by the new law to combat unfair practices “.
Coldiretti analysis of Istat data and Mise Price Observatory