Downloaded from: justpaste.it/4py65
Rally in commodities still has plenty of room to run:
Goldman and UBS
Raw materials are likely to surge 13.5 percent in the next six months
The powerful rally in commodities that’s been a standout feature of global markets as the world emerges from the
pandemic has plenty of room to run, according to Goldman Sachs Group and UBS Group.
Raw materials are likely to surge 13.5 percent in the next six months, Goldman Sachs said in a report, forecasting
a never-seen-before jump in global oil demand and copper at a record.
UBS said commodities will rise another 10 percent. “The magnitude of the coming change in the volume of
demand — a change which supply cannot match — must not be understated,” Goldman analysts including Jeffrey
Currie and Damien Courvalin said in the April 28 note.
Activity levels are rising, aided by the roll-out of vaccines, and there will also be a seasonal upswing in
manufacturing and construction through June, they said.
Raw materials from oil to metals have soared this year as the global economy rebounded from the mauling
delivered by the pandemic.
Energy markets have also been aided by the tough supply curbs imposed by the Organization of Petroleum
Exporting Countries and its allies, although these will be gradually eased from next month. Demand is so strong
that markets have “looked through” the current Covid-19 crisis in India, says Goldman.
There will be an unprecedented rebound in global crude demand, underpinning a forecast for higher oil prices by
the summer, the bank said. Worldwide consumption is expected to swell by 5.2 million barrels a day over the next
six months, driving Brent crude to $80 a barrel, it predicted.
Overall, raw materials are forecast to surge 13.5 percent, with copper expected to hit $11,000 a tonne, according
to the Goldman report.