Commodity Price Development
Survey question: How do you predict commodity prices (oil, gas, minerals) will fare in the year ahead?
Slightly more than a half of respondents (51.5%) predict
price improvements in the year ahead, though the
expectation is that any improvements will be moderate,
with a return to prices seen during the commodity boom
years of the 2000s a long way off. The implication here is
that, much like oil prices specifically, the adjustment to a
“new normal” of lower prices has now taken the place of
any expectations of a quick rebound. This is reinforced
by the 29.3% of those surveyed expect that prices are
unlikely to change much over the course of 2017.
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