vrijdag 29 juni 2012

Iran Oil Embargo: Russia and The Baltic Dry Index Benefit

Albert's Animation

I really love macroeconomics, especially when it's about political themes. This Sunday 1 July 2012 Europe is starting a full oil embargo against Iran. It will not import oil from Iran.

Iran will lose 30% of its exports, while Europe loses 6% of its oil imports. This means tight supply of oil and a rising oil price (8%) as a consequence.

Chart 1: Crude Oil Price
Oil imports into Europe can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/observatory/oil/import_export_en.htm
Table1: Oil Imports to Europe

You can see that the biggest oil exporter to Europe, namely Russia (30%) will be the ultimate winner here.

Iran will definitely close the strait of Hormuz now. 20% of worldwide oil trade would be disrupted, the baltic dry index would spike and energy costs will rise.

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