Angola Commodities February 2018


Angola: Cabinda crude oil prices drop moderately in February

March 15, 2018

The average price of Angola’s Cabinda crude oil dropped from USD 69.2 per barrel in January to USD 65.5 per barrel in February. February’s print was 19.6% higher in year-on-year terms but 5.3% below the average price observed in January. February’s print marked the first month-on-month drop in prices following seven consecutive monthly increases.

Prices in the month were weighed down by instability in financial markets in the first days of February and indications of a build-up in inventories in the United States. A selloff in equity markets following reports that inflation in the United States is creeping up at a faster-than-expected pace impacted oil markets. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, oil inventories in the U.S. rose in month-on-month terms due to increased shale oil production. Higher inventories come despite record high compliance among countries to the OPEC oil output cut deal (February: 149%; January:133%).

Angola Oil Production Forecast

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect oil production to reach 1.75 million barrel per day (mbpd) in 2018. In 2019, the panel sees crude output increasing to 1.82 mbpd.

Author: Jean-Philippe Pourcelot, Economist

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Angola Commodity March 2018

Note: Price of the Cabinda oil basket in USD per barrel
Source: Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

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