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Impact Of The War
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The war in Ukraine continues to impact the global economy as changes in other countries are beginning to happen. For example, recently we have seen a global food crisis as Russia is blocking vital fertilizer exports that are needed by farmers elsewhere. This restriction then caused China and its firms to stop selling fertilizer to other countries in order to preserve supplies at home. Because China is a massive producer, consumer, and trader of thousands of essential goods across the globe (like fertilizer), the impact of such restrictions are being felt everywhere.
Steel is another example. China is a huge supplier of steel and they were once accused of generating overcapacity, with its low-priced exports forcing steelmakers out of business in the United States and Europe. Now, China is imposing export restrictions on steel which has triggered higher prices worldwide and has added more unwelcome pressures to inflation. China Steel Corp., the nation’s largest steelmaker, said at the end of Q1 that they were raising steel prices 5.83% on average for shipments in Q2 to reflect the cost hikes caused by economic sanctions against Russia.
Fertilizer and steel are only two goods where we have seen big changes. Step away from actual products and we still have problems like supply chain issues and global logistics. There are still not enough people to help unload the docs. Import and export businesses are struggling to get in and out of Russia and Ukraine. Everything from actual goods to worldwide logistics has been negatively impacted by the war.
All countries will continue to feel the lasting impact by this war and unfortunately the longer the war goes, the harder it will be to recover. For more information on the war in Ukraine stay updated here on our monthly blog.