OPEC Lowers Global Oil Demand Growth Expectations In 2016

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OPEC Lowers Global Oil Demand Growth Expectations In 2016

OPEC Lowers Global Oil Demand Growth Expectations In 2016

Thirty-seven years to a day after Mork and Mindy initial seemed on a TV screens, and markets this week are set to be out of this world. The drumbeat builds to a crescendo on Thursday when we get a ‘will-they-won’t-they-raise-the-interest rate’ preference from a Federal Reserve. Betwixt now and then, we see a lapse to form in mercantile data, as good as undoubted feast of appetite information to consume.

OPEC provides this initial serving, as they have expelled a third and final installment of pivotal monthly oil reports after final week’s releases from a EIA and IEA (e-i-e-i-oh). The conglomeration has upped a expectancy for oil approach expansion this year by 84,000 barrels per day to 1.46 mn bpd, though revised a foresee reduce for subsequent year by 50,000 bpd to 1.29 mn bpd.

It projects that non-OPEC supply will tumble by 110,000 bpd subsequent year; this falls inbetwixt a EIA’s perspective of it being unvaried and a IEA’s perspective of a incomparable detriment of 500,000 bpd.

It also revised down tellurian mercantile expansion to 3.1% this year and to 3.4% next, highlighting US expansion to sojourn plain (tweaking it somewhat aloft to 2.5%), indicating to an ongoing though capricious liberation in a Eurozone, though emphasizing concerns about Brazil, Russia, and China. India is a outlier of a BRICs, with mercantile expansion approaching to arise subsequent in 2016 to 7.6%, adult 7.4% this year:

In terms of OPEC supplies, a conglomeration increasing prolongation in Aug by a small 13,200 bpd, according to delegate sources. Supply waste were led by Angola and Iraq. Saudi Arabia pumped 10.36 mn bpd, adult 30,000 bpd on July. According to approach communications from Saudi, however, this series was down 96,200 bpd to 10.265 mn bpd.

In other OPEC-related news, Iran’s breeze check bill to Mar 2017 is formed on oil cost scenarios between $42 to $50 per barrel, indicating their expectancy of a low cost sourroundings in a entrance year-and-a-half.

In terms of mercantile data-flow, we had a integrate of pivotal information points out of China overnight; while industrial prolongation came in next expectations during +6.1% YoY (versus +6.4% expected, though a parasite aloft than final month’s +6.0%), sell sales numbers were some-more encouraging. August’s imitation of +10.8% YoY was improved than both accord and final month’s imitation during +10.5%, display some fortitude in new months:

China sell sales, % YoY (source:investing.com)

Industrial prolongation out of Japan was down a worse-than-expected -0.8% in Jul on a before month, while a Eurozone information continues to paint a brightening picture: industrial prolongation saw a better-than-expected +0.6% boost for Jul on a before month, adult 1.9% YoY.

The wanton formidable is carrying a downbeat start to a week, as it strikes a informed poise in a face of a stronger dollar and a broader risk-off opinion in markets. The churned bag of information out overnight primarily put prices on a defensive, while a recover of a OPEC news has usually served to serve unite this move.

Finally, descending into a ‘not indispensably applicable though interesting‘ difficulty is an essay out over a weekend articulate about zombie servers, and how 10 million of them worldwide use adult a appetite homogeneous of 8 vast energy plants. Some some-more stats here:



Courtesy: Matt Smith