The price of wheat is rising, and a record price has been set for common wheat imported into Norway. The director of marketing at Norgesmøllene says the situation is a perfect storm.
Produces products of Norgesmøllene Mølleren. Marketing director John Erik Ikeland predicts that prices for both bread, pizza and flour could rise in Norwegian stores.
– I predict it will happen soon. He says we are seeing an increase of at least 7-8 per cent in our share Online newspaper.
According to Iceland, we are facing a perfect storm.
– In addition to the record high raw material prices, there have been very high prices for shipping and rising prices for energy. Our industry is an industry that uses more energy and the price of raw materials for paper and packaging has also increased.
For the first time, it costs more than 3 kroner per kilo to import edible wheat into Norway. In comparison, the average price in the period from 2013 to 2019 was NOK 1.70 per kg, says Andreas Myklabest Moxness, adviser to the Norwegian Directorate of Agriculture.
– In Norway we are dependent on imports to offset the consumption of food grains. In recent years, Norwegian food flour mills have been importing about 140,000 tons of edible wheat a year, accounting for 50 percent of their use, according to Myklabest Moxness.