弱势美元是怎样影响石油价格的?

在世界范围内,都存在对高油价的痛苦绝望情绪。但是,如果政治家和政策制定者们想降低油价,他们就应该促进增强美元的政策的制定。

用任何一个单一货币给石油计价的意义要比大多数人想到的深远得多。例如,一些产油国要求他们的客户支付欧元,但是这并不意味着他们的石油是用欧元计价的。并且即使石油以美元计价被以欧元计价代替,单一货币计价对石油市场的影响将是一样的。

在石油出口国以美元(或他们的欧元等价物)取得收入的同时,他们用不同的货币从许多国家进口货物和服务。美元汇率的任何变动都会影响这些国家的购买力,继而影响他们的真正收入。

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