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What foods are price controlled in Israel?

With the notification that the price of whipping cream 38% and gevina levana 5% will now be controlled by the Ministry of Agriculture I thought it would be best for consumers to know exactly what products are controlled and what the price should be.  Stores are not allowed to charge more than the maximum price.

Controlled by the Ministry of Finance:

  • Bread
  • Salt

Controlled by the Ministry of Agriculture:

  • Milk
  • Certain cheeses
  • Butter
  • Certain dairy products
  • Eggs (12 pack only)

Prices (including 18% maam):

  • Lechem achid (keheh) or white bread (unwrapped)- 750 grams for 5.11 shekels (4.33 in Eilat)
  • Challah or yeast bread- 500 grams for 5.58 shekels (4.73 in Eilat)
  • Lechem achid (keheh) or white bread (wrapped)- 750 grams for 7.67 shekels (6.50 in Eilat)
  • Wrapped sliced white bread- 500 grams for 6.82 shekels (5.78 in Eilat)
  • Regular kitchen salt, “excellent” kitchen salt, “excellent” table salt,  “excellent” kosher salt- 1 kg for 2.09 shekels (1.77 in Eilat)
  • 3% milk in 1L bags- 5.28 shekels (4.47 in Eilat)
  • 1% milk in 1L bags- 4.95 shekels (4.20 in Eilat)
  • 3% milk in 1L cartons- 6.54 shekels (5.55 in Eilat)
  • 1% milk in 1L cartons- 6.11 shekels (5.18 in Eilat)
  • Eshel 4.5% fat – 200 grams for 1.66 shekels (1.44 in Eilat)
  • Gil 3% fat- 200 grams for 1.52 shekels (1.29 in Eilat)
  • Sour cream 15% fat- 200 ml for 2.47 shekels (2.09 in Eilat)
  • Butter in 100 gram packages for 4.08 shekels (3.46 in Eilat)
  • Emek cheese- 1kg for 45.96 shekels (38.95 in Eilat)
  • Gilboa cheese- 1kg for 43.72 shekels (37.05 in Eilat)
  • Extra large eggs- 14 shekels (11.90 in Eilat)
  • Large eggs- 12.90 shekels (10.95 in Eilat)
  • Medium eggs- 11.90 shekels (10.10 in Eilat)

Prices are valid as of 2 June 2013.

Want to read more?  Click here to read Part 2.

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4 thoughts on “What foods are price controlled in Israel?

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  2. Janice on said:

    I do not think that they are subsidized… just that they are price controlled. There is a difference.

    • Thanks for your comment! I went back to the web site and you are correct, they are maximum prices, which is price controlled. In addition to price controls, however, the Ministry of Agriculture subsidizes chicken and egg farmers who live in the Galil through Hok HaGalil.

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