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Russia To Ban Fertilizer Exports To 'Not Friendly' Countries

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Moscow is considering retaliatory economic measures to ban exports of certain agricultural products to countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union.

Interfax said Moscow could temporarily ban grain exports to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and ban sugar exports beyond the EEU. This may result in declining food supplies for those countries and soaring food costs.

Add this to the fertilizer ban and Europe and maybe the West is headed for a major food crisis. 

 

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CR is going to become a natural outcome if the dictator is not stopped. In addition to the soaring food costs, we are already experiencing soaring fuel costs, which will cause soaring transportation costs, which will be added to the soaring food costs, ending up with soaring squared costs.

If the goods are delivered at all. In my place, fishermen are not sailing out, the costs are so much that right now that's not worth trying to fish at all. Truck drivers are organizing Europe-wide strikes.

More manufacturers are closing up for an unspecified amount of time, the plants with high energy requirements, among which ceramic products and glass products.

If the situation remains the same, the worst is going to happen next fall, when temperatures start dropping and people won't have the money for domestic heating. Cooking may be at risk, so raw food diets are going maybe to become much more popular.

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On 3/11/2022 at 5:35 PM, Todd Allen said:

One must not forget, there will be total economic ruin across Europe if Russia applies counter sanctions. As with anything in life, sanctions are a double edged sword.

Some Russian ministers have argued that the West will not survive without metals and fertilizers from Russia. Thus, the refusal to export fertilizers can have a negative impact not only on the European, but also on the world food market. This will cause a deficit and an increase in prices for products, since the Russian Federation is among the top 5 leading world producers of fertilizers, and two-thirds of its products are exported.

The specialist noted that Russian retaliatory restrictive measures may affect the export of metals: nickel, palladium, aluminum and commodities. "Russia accounts for about 10-12 percent of world exports of nickel, 13 percent of titanium and 40 percent of palladium," she explained. Maksakova stressed that restrictions on the export of palladium can negatively affect the European automotive industry, and a ban on the export of nickel and cobalt can increase the cost of producing electric vehicles.

Edited by alexthegra8

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2 hours ago, alexthegra8 said:

One must not forget, there will be total economic ruin across Europe if Russia applies counter sanctions. As with anything in life, sanctions are a double edged sword.

Indeed, Italy and Germany are dependent on Russian natural gas for 43 and about 50% respectively of their needs. 

But Russia on the other side needs that money to finance the ongoing war which is turning out to be costlier than foreseen, due to the stretching time. 

So right now it's a Mexican standoff...

In the meanwhile Europe is realizing its gross mistake and negligence upon depending mostly on a single source from a dictatorial country.

Edited by mccoy

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