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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Macroeconomics On 9 February, a portion of the grain truck drivers’ union called for a strike across Argentina that is also preventing those who are not members from working as well. The strike is generating losses of $100 million/day across the entire value chain. The combination of not allowing the normal flow of trucks to port and delaying vessel loading leaves local millers short of wheat and soybean crushers reducing their output due to a lack of soybeans.   Soybeans Brazil The markets in Brazil are dead today as it is a holiday there for the Carnival celebration, a very important and popular feast in the country. There was some significant activity last week in the Brazilian market. Origination was large and surpassed...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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