Global oil demand is expected to recover significantly, reaching 96.7 million barrels per day (mb / d) and recovering 65% of lost demand in 2020, OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo said on Thursday. .
Earlier today, the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) of the International Monetary Fund met in Washington, with the OPEC official attending as an observer.
“Global oil demand is expected to recover significantly in 2021 and increase by 6.0 mb / d, accounting for about 65% of lost demand in 2020. In absolute terms, world oil demand is expected to reach 96.7 mb / d / j, “Barkindo said in a statement to IMFC.
The Secretary General predicts further growth in demand next year from around 4.2 mb / d to 100.8 mb / d.
“Oil demand in the OECD [Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development] is expected to grow by 1.83 mb / d, with the OECD Americas growing steadily, and OECD Europe and Asia-Pacific registering respectable growth, âadded Barkindo.
In 2020, the slowdown in the global economy due to the pandemic led to a decrease in the need for energy resources. However, the trend is starting to reverse as vaccinations around the world progress and restrictions are lifted.
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