After several discussions on the issue, Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Economy and Industry Minister Orna Barbivay have agreed to moderate the increase in the price of bread:
The prices of three types of bread will increase gradually:
- The price of sliced standard bread will increase by 5.5%
- The price of challah will increase by 8%
- The price of standard bread will increase by 5%.
An additional increase will take place in December. The prices of sliced standard bread and challah will increase as determined by the prices committee. The price of standard bread will increase by 21% (15% less than determined by the prices committee) for three months only.
The prices of white bread and sliced white bread will not increase.
It was also decided that the removal of all types of bread from supervision will take effect in April 2023.
Prime Minister Lapid instructed the Finance Ministry and the Welfare and Social Services Ministry to act to increase the budget for food security in order to ease the burden on lower-income families.
Prime Minister Lapid thanked all those who took part in the effort including Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Oded Forer, Welfare and Social Services Minister Meir Cohen, Justice Minister Gideon Saar, head of the Prime Minister's staff Dani Vesely, Prime Minister's Office Director General Naama Schultz, Economy and Industry Ministry Director General Ron Malka, Finance Ministry Accountant General Yali Rothenberg, Finance Ministry Budget Director Yogev Gradus, Prime Minister's Office Deputy Director General for Economy and Infrastructure Amir Barkan and other professional officials.