Pasta shortages too?
By Sophie Ladd | 10th September 2021
Amid the news that almost everything people want to buy are short of stock because of driver or supply chain shortages, pasta has today (September 10) been added to the list as well. Although, this has not been a result of the pandemic.
One of the world's biggest producers of durum wheat, Canada has had a terrible season after a drought and very high temperatures. The price of the wheat used to make pasta has gone up by 90 per cent.
There has also been supply issues in Italy. Experts predict spaghetti prices could increase by up to 50 per cent more. This would equate to 60p more per packet.
The higher price may lead to shortages in supermarkets.
Canadian wheat has gone up from £237 per tonne at the end of June to £446 in September, according to Mintec, the commodities data group.
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