Price Of Bread Increases To $2.50

The price of bread has increased at some retailers in Zimbabwe to about $2.50 a loaf. The new prices came into effect this weekend. The old bread price was about $1.50

Zimbabweans have expressed shock at the new price. A customer that bought bread today at Innscor’s Bakers Inn in Mutare said they were shocked when they were asked to pay $5 for 2 loaves.

Credit: @OsmondTMupambo

Some retailers have however maintained the old price of $1.50.

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The prices of basic commodities have been going up due to the currency crisis faced by the country. The increase in fuel prices by about 150% on 12 January 2019 worsened the situation as retailers have noted the higher costs of business.

The current parallel market of the US dollar to RTGS balances is 1USD : 3.9 RTGS.

The government has said that retailers are taking advantage of the situation to profiteer.


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5 comments on “Price Of Bread Increases To $2.50

  1. Oh what a shame, now the prices of everything will go up, rent, rates, electricity, water, wages and guess what suddenly out control hyper inflation.

  2. Why are salaries and wages not rising? Mr Industry please have heart. We are selling your products at crazy prices, why can’t you cushion your slaves. Gosh

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