Tax-Ups Raise Pastry and Sweets Prices 12%, Except for Bread

تم نشره في Mon 20 February / Feb 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Baker preparing Qatayef - (AlGhad)

AMMAN —AlGhad— According to bakeries in Amman and other governorates, government tax-up decisions have raised the prices of sweets in general and pastry from 4 to 16 per cent; a straight 12 per cent increase for consumers as a result of the unification of the General Sales Tax rate, save for traditional bread.

Sources confirm that the government has given bakeries until April to figure out and post their new prices, reaffirming that most bakeries have not yet raised their prices.

Meanwhile, a government decision, effective February 20th, has lowered flour prices to mitigate cost increases for bakeries on bread production.