Register Login

Grain Millers Increase Wheat, Maize Prices

Grain Millers Increase Wheat, Maize Prices

The prices of maize and bread flour have gone up by 15 per cent with immediate effect due to the ongoing war in Eastern Europe, with both Russia and Ukraine among the top five wheat exporters globally.

In a statement on Thursday, Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) chairman, Tafadzwa Musarara, warned the prices could increase further, due to supply chain disruptions. He said:

The Grain Marketing Board had increased the cost of maize from $43 000 to $50 000 per metric tonne, necessitating an upward review in mealie-meal prices.

Coupled with this, fuel prices have also surged following the play of geo-politics in the Balkan region, in particular the Russia-Ukraine conflict, adding substantially to operating costs.

Maize-meal retail price for 10kg Roller Meal will increase by 15 per cent from $955 to $1 099.

Bread flour will move up by 14.74 per cent from $119 000 to $136 544 per metric tonne.

Musarara said the landing price for wheat has increased by US$200 from US$475 to $675 per metric tonne.

The bread and mealie meal prices are expected to go up soon in response to the rise in the prices of wheat and maize.

More: The Sunday Mail

Share Article




********** 3 months ago


Hulk Hogan 3 months ago

The government is taking advantage of us the citizens,we have never imported maize from Russia.We are run by a greedy government which sucks the US$,Rands etc from struggling citizens.

When they failed to vote yes or no @UN they were focusing on fixing us, then they are banning NGO so to manipulate the voters by their goodies.Its a strategy, soon there will be hunger and ZANU pf will freely campaign using food for 2023.
This government is banning everyone against them,they are taking an advantage of these crisis.I've realized that before Zimbabwe Presidential Elections there is always a drought and hunger will be looming.

Lastly South Africa is a strong bread basket @SADC and Africa as whole,it is because white farmers are never tempered with. Zimbabwe's grave mistake was to chase away white farmers and grab the land only to leave it idle.. Poor Zimbabwe.

Wezhira 3 months ago

20 years after land reform asi still hapana kurimwa kuri kuitwa kusvinu vana command Agriculture,Pfumvudza skiri rekuba chete,apa busy kuti nyika inovakwa nevene vayo,mozogona kuivaka imi makambotadza kuchengeta zvakasiiwa nevarungu

Makelanwi 3 months ago

It's only Zimbabwe feeling the effects of Ukraine and Russia war as well as rising Covid-19 cases/death,hmmmm in the World?ED number oneeeeeee.


Sr 3 months ago

Ko chibahwe chrikubva fut kuRussia here zvamachikwidza

LaSilva@ KC 3 months ago

Mmmm my dear friends ...I think this is too much , after such great harvest of lastyr the Government is now Stark especially Kuma Commodity sectors ...soon bread will be costing $3usd whilst mealie meal 20usd zvikaramba zvakadai ....wht more if the cooking oil price hikes by some few % = Hunger×Starvation

Machiavelli 3 months ago

Sorry to make your day more miserable than it is already. Cooking oil shortages and increases are next. We (Zimbabwe) import a sizeable chunk of our sunflower oil from Ukraine, so in light of the war, those supplies cannot be guaranteed

So next to bread, cookin oil is going to go up and beware of cooking oil shortages


Ribvungu 3 months ago

these cartels are now taking advantage of a war in Ukraine to inflict economic hardships on Zimbabweans

Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 3 months ago

The Empty Busket of Africa say it requires no donour aid. It says NGOs must go to Ukraine yet even in war have not yet heard of hunger and starvation in Ukraine. It is us who are already feeling the heat of Ukraine's war kkk guys. We took over farms, destroyed all the infrustructure left by white people and reintroduced archaic farming methods like Pfu vhudza. We slaughtered the beasts for our potbellies and all the little dams the farms have since dried up because we don't care. All the leaders do is cry heee sanctions heee sanctions. ZANUPF so ummm you need to admit kuti you have dismally failed as a government. Vanhu VAKAKA nenhamo mhani imi, mhuri dzenyu nehama dzenyu muchigutisa. Now that wheat prices have gone up we also claim maize prices have to skyrocket because of the war.
Vote responsibily: ZANUPF is terrible news.
#Let us try Chamisa.

facts 3 months ago

even Ukraine is not feeling this hunger we are feeling as Zimbabweans inspite of war taking place

Babalao 3 months ago

Masara Chibage chavakubvawo Russia here? Chatazadza masilo apa Lions Dan, Chinhoyi, Magunje last year and nanhasi achakazara. Pasi nemhanduuuuuuuuu

Mafirakureva 3 months ago

@Babalao/Bakayawo, kakusisina chibahwe kuBanket neLions Den. Chakasotengeswa kare kare.

Uchanzwa manje manje vaakuchema kuti donors please provide us with maize

Wake up and smell the coffee

What 3 months ago

Why do l feel like Zim, is the one feeling the heat of the war...

ngorima mushava 3 months ago

everywhere in the world ğŸŒŽğŸŒ prices have gone up ,due to the Russo- Ukraine conflict, so it's not only perculiar to Zim 🇿🇼 ,
it seems like an economic war

Tsibo 3 months ago

It's not Zimbabwe only even SA,ask someone who is in South Africa the price of basic commodities especially cooking oil . economic world war has already started.l think Zimbabwe will suffer more .......

Obey 3 months ago

Zimbabwe haina kubvira yakaita import yewheat n maize varungu pawanga vachiri muno but patakatora minda yedu that was brilliant move to the wrong hands , look now takutadza eveen kusvitsa makilograms aisvitsva nevarungu both tobacco, maize , wheat and bully

Machiavelli 3 months ago

Reality check

Very soon @Obey they will give you a label- chimbgasungata, puppet of the west etc. Etc.... for stating the obvious...


Obey 3 months ago

akomana nema dams atinawo muZimbambwe tonzi tavhiringwa nehondo yedzimwe nyika sua minda tinayo madarm hobho but mmmm zanu bodoo

mutant 3 months ago

get ready for great hunger,poverty as well as inflation.heee Russia dis here Rissia dat ngatirime ivhu ratakatora. varungu ngovakaenda ivhu harina kukwira ndege.CCC hoyee pasi nemagandanzara.Taneta

Vax 3 months ago

Chasara kuudzwa kut Mari yedu (bond/Rtgs)iri kudonha value bZ of Russia_Ukrain war

Machiavelli 3 months ago

@Tinmike my analysis of the Russian putsch in Ukraine isn't about who is right or wrong. Invading another country because of perceived fear is not justifiable. There are peaceful ways and means to resolve international issues- the UN is the primary Avenue. Mediation is another. You see now Russia is tabling a motion at the UN Security Council regarding sanctions... that is the way to go. Before invading Ukraine why didn't they go to the Security Council?

Would it make sense for Russia to invade EU/NATO because they have threatened Russian economic interests?

Tinmike 3 months ago

@Machiavelli 😂well you were right but me and you normally don't agree when it comes to who is right between Russia and Ukraine

Machiavelli 3 months ago

For once @Tinmike has begun to see reality.

@Tinmike, my prediction of bread increases has come true hasn't it?

Tinmike 3 months ago

that's exactly what's going to happen now because everyone wants to dispose it as quickly as possible

Alex 3 months ago

Haaa takuzonyatso mama manje

Yvt 3 months ago

Zim used to be the bread basket of Southern Africa. Ne command Agriculture alongside farm mechanisation we are not expected to import wheat!!!its an embrassment izvi

Leave a comment

Recent News

News Categories

Give us Feedback