Your question: When did food rationing end in Germany?

Why did Germany suffer food shortages?

Agriculture and food distribution suffered from strains imposed by the war and naval blockades reduced food imports. Some countries met this threat more successfully than others. The war took men and horses away from farm work. Imports of nitrate fertilizers were hit.

What was still rationed in 1953?

There was a brief period between 1939 and 1953 when sweets came off ration, in 1949. But sugar was still rationed and the supply of sweets could not cope with the demand. So four months after the Government gave children a taste of heaven, sweet rationing was reimposed.

Why was food still rationed after WW2?

Why rationing and shortages continued after WW2

One reason was certainly that the USA withdrew its support for Britain when a Labour government was elected in 1945. American money went to restoring Germany, but not Britain. So money to rebuild Britain was in short supply.

Are there food shortages in Germany?

Global supply chain crisis felt in Germany

The world’s supply chains are in disarray. … According to a survey by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), 42 percent of German companies are struggling to process existing orders, while 26 percent have had to cut back or even stop production.

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Where did Germany get food during ww2?

As it worked out, Poland and Ukraine became only minor contributors of food to the civilian population of Germany, as more food came from western European countries such as France and Denmark.

What was the last thing to be rationed?

Meat was the last item to be de-rationed and food rationing ended completely in 1954. One way to get rationed items without coupons, usually at greatly inflated prices, was on the black market.

When did sugar come off ration after the war?

In the UK on 24 April 1949, the post-war rationing of sweets finally came to an end.