India raised import duty on wheat to 40%

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  • India has raised its import duty on wheat to 40% from 30% to support local farmers.
  • India is the world’s No. 2 producer of the grain.
  • Local wheat prices have fallen over 11% in 2019 due to ample supply from last year’s crop and forecasts of record output.
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