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Will La Nina following El Nino bring disruption to commodity markets?

With Tim Worledge, editorial director, Platts agriculture

June 02, 2016 13:04:24 EST (3:23)

A Pacific-based weather phenomenon, La Nina is the counterpart to El Nino, which in 2015 brought dryness -- and drought -- across Pacific Asia, India, Saharan and southern Africa and Brazil, and conversely heavier rains to Caspian and Black Sea regions and across parts of the United States.


In short, the bread basket of Europe, the wheat fields of Australia, America's corn belt, the great sugar powerhouse of Brazil and the cane fields of India and Thailand all sit in the path of this meteorological juggernaut. Tim Worledge explains how in most recent cases of a strong El Nino, La Nina typically follows,and commodity markets are watching to gauge the impact.

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