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El Niño unlikely to fire up the price of all staples

El Niño is coming but the picture is more nuanced than one of doom and gloom for global production of all crop types. For corn, soybeans, wheat and rice, larger harvests in some regions can outweigh declines in others. For prices, there are still upside risks but a lot depends on the strength and duration of the El Niño as well as whether barriers to trade emerge.

Note: We’ll be discussing macro and market risks around El Niño’s return in a 20-minute briefing on Wednesday, 19th July. Click here to register.

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