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Friday, 17 February 2017 - 12:33
Sale of wheat flour up by 50% as price of rice increases
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Merchants’ Association of Wholesale and Retail Essential Foods states that the price of wheat flour has been increased by 50%.

Association chairman Bandula Jayamanne said that rice sales have decreased relatively speaking.

Our news team contacted the All Ceylon Bakers Association to comment on the matter.

A spokesman from the Association stated that the sale of bakery products has increased by 20%.

At the same time, consumers around the island said that they are compelled to consume wheat flour products as prices of rice have increased significantly.

Meanwhile, a meeting was scheduled between the President and the Secretary of the ministry of Industrial and Commerce with regard to imposing separate prices for locally produced rice varieties.

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