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Five essential commodities that will be hit by war in Ukraine

Though the economic consequences of a war that threatens the lives and livelihoods of many Ukrainians will always be secondary to the looming humanitarian crisis, here are five areas likely to see trouble ahead.

February 25, 2022 / 11:30 AM IST
Smoke and flame rise near a military building after an apparent Russian strike in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Image: AP)

Smoke and flame rise near a military building after an apparent Russian strike in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Image: AP)

The war in Ukraine is threatening further disruption to already stretched supply chains. Ukraine and Russia may only account for a small proportion of the imports of major manufacturing nations like Germany and the US, but they are essential suppliers of raw materials and energy for many crucial supply chains.

Though the economic consequences of a war that threatens the lives and livelihoods of many Ukrainians will always be secondary to the looming humanitarian crisis, here are five areas likely to see trouble ahead:

1. Energy

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