War in Ukraine: bread, flour, milk… which food products will increase in France?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine will affect the purchasing power of the French. Some food products will see their prices rise. Find out which ones are affected.

Bread, milk, flour, butter… Products that we regularly find in our shopping carts and are often indispensable. However, Russia is the world’s second-largest exporter of wheat and maize, and the conflict in Ukraine could have an impact on your wallet. However, if the experts do not expect shortages, they warn that a price increase is expected in France. We make an inventory.

These food products whose price is likely to explode

First, bakery products. “The bakeries have a stock of flour. The increase will not immediately be visible in the store. But it will be a matter of weeks,” says Paul Boivin, general representative of the Federation of Bakery Companies at Capital

Also affected: pork and oil due to corn and sunflowers that may not be planted in Ukraine in the coming months. Milk, butter, eggs and cream will not be spared because of the already noted additional costs for feeding cows and chickens.

It is the most modest households, already limited in their budget, that will feel these price increases the most, Dominique Schelcher, manager of Système U confides to West France

When will these increases see the light of day?

According to Michel Edouard Leclerc, the consequences of the Ukrainian crisis will be: rather for next summer. “We have to wait for the harvests, we have to know if they can sell them, if they sell them directly or if they go through the Chinese or the Indians to sell them to us,” he continued.

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Gas and fuel prices skyrocket

“There will be an increase of 8 to 10 cents in all stations in France. And the trend is on the rise,” warned this Monday morning on franceinfo Michel Edouard-Leclerc, president of the strategic committee of Leclerc centers on prices. pump.

“The mythical bar of 2 euros (the liter, note from the editors) is in everyone’s head. We arrive in Paris this week. There will be an increase of 8 to 10 cents in all stations in France during the week“, the leader indicates. Michel Edouard Leclerc concluded at the microphone of franceinfo that he thought the trend would not be reversed…

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ud83cudf99Michel Edouard-Leclerc, President of the Strategic Committee Leclerc Centers

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What can the government do?

The most likely track would be that of the gas “tariff shield” until the end of 2022.

The president of the republic also asked the government to work on a “plan for economic and social resilience”, to be presented by Jean Castex during the week. The aim is to anticipate the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the diplomatic conflict with Russia.