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Price of Food Decreases in Israel Following End of Rationing

The price of butter, rice, meat, cheese and cooking oils dropped noticeably during the first two days after rationing was dropped.

Prices on the free market of these foodstuffs plummeted from ten to 50 percent as unlimited quantities became available. In the past, rationed staples were cheaper, but since so little was distributed in this fashion most housewives were forced to go to the expensive free market in order to feed their families.