Tunisia: Supply Chain, Financing Issues Drive Bread Shortages

by | May 27, 2023 | Economic, Tunisia


In recent days, ​​bakeries across Tunisia experienced bread shortages as the durum wheat supply chain remains unreliable.

Many bakeries faced long lines as they were unable to meet customer demands for bread and some had to close.

Supplies of durum wheat, which is used to make the baguettes consumed daily by many Tunisian households, have been less reliable since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in early 2022. This event disrupted global wheat supply chains, which have historically depended heavily on Russian and Ukrainian farmers to supply the necessary volumes.

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