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China’s impact on agricultural prices to wane

China’s economic rise over the past 30 years involved massive increases in commodity consumption and the country now plays a significant role in determining prices. However, the impact on global agricultural markets has been more nuanced, not least because of China’s efforts at self-sufficiency in many crops. What’s more, our economic forecasts for China and trends in its consumption habits suggest that its influence in agricultural markets could actually diminish in the coming decade.

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