War in Ukraine: The price of this everyday product will soar because of the crisis

The ongoing war that Russia has launched against Ukraine has caused prices of essential items to soar. This is one product we all use everyday that could soon become costly.

The war in Ukraine is undoubtedly a disaster whose short term effects have been catastrophic. Although the crisis is happening in eastern Europe, many countries have been dealing with its indirect consequences. In the UK, the cost of living is expected to rise due to an increase in food and energy prices.

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Increase in the price of toilet paperClaire Mueller

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Increase in the price of toilet paper  Claire Mueller

While the price of petrol has risen considerably since the beginning of the conflict, another consumer product will soon become much more expensive—toilet paper. Michel-Edouard Leclerc, chairman of the strategy committee of E.Leclerc centres, said on the set of BFMTV:

What I can tell you is that toilet paper will increase considerably.

What’s behind the increase? The shortage of raw materials and the drive in the operating cost of production machines—which is linked to the rise in price of gas, in particular. This could raise prices by 30%!

It should be noted that this jump will also affect prices of paper napkins and towels.

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The dangers of overstocking

When COVID first struck, one of the first commodities to run out of stock was toilet paper. While there is no current shortage of toilet paper, Leclerc has warned that people overstocking the product could trigger a disastrous shortage of the necessary item. He said:

Consumers are starting to overstock, they are the ones who are causing the shelves not to be restocked.

This article has been translated fromGentside FR.

War in Ukraine: The cost of living in the UK is expected to rise due to the crisis War in Ukraine: The cost of living in the UK is expected to rise due to the crisis