Oil drill in field.

Цены на нефть и рост мировой экономики

КЕМБРИДЖ – Один из главных экономических сюрпризов 2015 года заключается в том, что оглушительное падение мировых цен на нефть не привело к значительному росту глобальной экономики. Несмотря на крах цен с $115 за баррель в июне 2014 года до $45 в конце ноября 2015 года, влияние этого фактора, согласно большинству макроэкономических моделей, на глобальный рост оказалось меньшим, чем ожидалось, – примерно 0,5% глобального ВВП.

Хорошая новость в том, что это позитивное, хотя и умеренное влияние на экономический рост, видимо, сохранится и в 2016 году. Плохая новость в том, что низкие цены приведут к ещё большим затруднениям в основных странах-экспортёрах нефти.

Нынешнее падение цен на нефть можно сравнить с падением 1985-1986 годов, вызванным избытком предложения, когда страны ОПЕК (в первую очередь, Саудовская Аравия) решили пересмотреть ограничения поставок нефти для восстановления своей доли на рынке. Его можно также сравнить с крахом 2008-2009 года, вызванным спадом спроса, последовавшим за мировым финансовым кризисом. Когда речь заходит о падении цен на нефть из-за фактора спроса, крупного позитивного эффекта для экономики ожидать не приходится; в этом случае цены на нефть больше играют роль автоматического стабилизатора, чем внешней силой, толкающей вперёд глобальную экономику. Напротив, шок предложения должен производить значительный позитивный эффект.

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