Oanda Corp高级市场分析师Edward Moya表示：“人们非常坚信，亚洲的需求前景将非常强劲，但印度和日本等国的担忧表明，全球经济复苏不会以任何方式取得平衡，而这将使国际旅行形势脱轨。”
大宗商品研究集团高级合伙人Andrew Lebow 表示：“短期来看，市场正面临需求不平衡的复苏，印度和日本是石油产品的前五大消费国之一，市场对这两个国家的担忧不断，因此市场正试图衡量我们的需求将走向何方。”
王磊 摘译自 世界石油
Oil prices end the week down as demand’s rebound gets patchy
Oil prices fell last week with spreading coronavirus cases in countries such as India tempering optimism around positive signs out of the U.S. and Europe.
Futures in New York rose the most in over a week align="justify"> However, India has been setting record numbers of daily coronavirus cases, threatening demand in the world’s third-largest oil importer. The country’s diesel and gasoline consumption could fall by a fifth this month, and traders said the nation’s largest refiner had refrained from buying West African oil this week, defying expectations.
“There was a real strong belief that we were going to see a very robust demand outlook from Asia,” said Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda Corp. But with concerns in countries such as India and Japan, it shows “the global economic recovery is not going to be balanced by any means, and that’s going to derail the international travel situation.”
Oil is up almost 30% this year, but prices have struggled to reach new heights recently with the coronavirus situation deteriorating in some key oil consuming countries. India’s combined consumption of diesel and gasoline is poised to plunge by as much as 20% in April from a month earlier due to renewed restrictions, according to officials from refiners and fuel retailers. Meanwhile, Japan is facing an increase in cases and a state of emergency will be declared from Sunday to May 11 in cities including Tokyo.
“In the short-term, the market is facing an uneven recovery in demand,” said Andrew Lebow, senior partner at Commodity Research Group. “With concerns around India and Japan, which are two of the top five consumers of petroleum products, the market is trying to gauge where we’re going align="justify"> Prices
WTI for June delivery rose 71 cents to settle at $62.14 a barrel
Brent for the same month gained 71 cents to settle at $66.11 a barrel. The contract fell nearly 1% over the week