Obeidat disapproves Shamali’s statements

A bakery worker removes bread from an oven in an undated photo. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)
(Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Head of the Consumer Protection Association Mohammad Obeidat disapproved statements made by the Minister of Industry and Trade, Youssef Al-Shamali about not raising bread prices, noting that the government earns 50 fils per kilo at the current market rates, after calculating the cost, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Obeidat said that the government’s statements were not justified, as there have been no new imported quantities of wheat since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.  He added that any rise in bread prices would not be justified due to the availability of wheat stockpiles that are sufficient for 14 months, according to official statements.

Shamali had earlier made press statements that the government will not raise bread prices despite the rise in wheat prices globally.

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