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and sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan)."
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Africa and Near East Asia, with sizable purchases, too,
from China and South Korea.
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over the past month, albeit the recent triggering -
and the following increase - of an import duty has
reportedly underpinned interest to domestic supplies,"
Karavaytsev added.
LABOR AND THE HARVEST CHALLENGE
A far bigger threat than a rise in protectionism of the
resilience of Europe's food supply chains is the availability of labor, said Nathan Kemp, senior economist
at the IGC.
"Labor availability is perhaps the biggest concern
across the food value chain, but in terms of grains and
oilseeds, we have yet to observe any major impact on
a country level," he told World Grain. "While few EU
members publish detailed weekly planting statistics,
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been at least some localized problems securing or moving certain farm inputs, but at this stage there do not
appear to have been any severe disruptions.
"In terms of harvest operations, that will only get underway in June, when combining of the main winter
wheat and barley crops starts. For cereals and oilseeds,
we anticipate that operations will also proceed more or
less normally, with operators generally well placed to
plan for potential bottlenecks."
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COVID-19 remarkably well so far, further systemic
shocks could follow.
"Like all business sectors, we remain alert to the possibility of further peaks in infection, which could still
have an impact on capacity at all stages of the supply
chain," he said.
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stockpiling was an increase in some grain prices.
"Regarding sourcing, wheat prices have increased
temporarily due to growing short-term demand caused
by stockpiling of both individual households and traditional importing countries, as well as announcements
of trade restrictions by certain exporting countries -
Russia, Kazakhstan, etc.," Reverdy said. "According
to the experts, much will depend on the new Russian
crop, as stocks of major exporters are already somewhat tight for wheat."
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International Grains Council (IGC) economist
Alexander Karavaytsev told World Grain that EU trade
has been "quite brisk recently," even though some
bottlenecks were noted on the Rhine River due to low
water levels.
"While port lineups in France are subsiding as the
July/June season draws to a close, extra-EU common
wheat shipments in April of around 1.6 million tonnes
were the largest in that particular calendar month in
four seasons," he said. "At the same time, all-wheat
July/June dispatches from the EU were up by 58%
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