During the difficult years of the German occupation, the Greek economy could not cover the needs of the Greek population. Production was limited and the country was forced to import a significant percentage of the food it needed, as domestic production covered 80% of the population. In 1938 Greece imported 38% of its needs in wheat, 26% in legumes and 21% in meat. The price of bread increased 89 times between 1941-2. In the conquered countries the bread was distributed by coupon. The wheat flour was non-existent; the bread was made from whatever was available: corn flour, barley, boiled potato.