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China-Australia relations: wheat purchases increase ahead of ‘bumper harvest’ despite trade stand-off
Sep 23, 2021 | SCMP
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China is snapping up cargoes of Australian wheat despite a bitter trade stand-off between the two countries, as crop downgrades elsewhere lead to a global shortfall in output.The buying spree comes as Australia, a key global food supplier, is expecting a second consecutive bumper harvest, while Northern Hemisphere producers have been hit by adverse weather and drought.China, the world’s top importer of agricultural products, has imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian wine and barley and…
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