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Bread gets more expensive in Iran as controls loosen

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Bread prices have gone up once again in Tehran and other cities as the second phase of deregulating bread prices begins. The Mehr News Agency reports that on Saturday January 24, the second phase of lifting the cap on bread prices will be implemented.

Bread (cartoon by Firoozeh Mozaffari, Etemaad daily

Last December, bread prices went up by 30 percent and in some cities even by 50 percent or more.

The Ministry of Industry announced that some bakers will continue receiving subsidized flour. "The administration feels it is important that a food staple like bread continue to have some price control so it is not suddenly raised 100 percent," deputy minister Mojtaba Khosrotaj said.

The government will, therefore, have public and private bakers and will continue to control bread prices in the public bakeries.

cartoon by Ahmad Arabani, Shahrvand daily

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