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Inventory Report

Inventory Data

The inventory of commodities, with low inventories typically leading to more volatile future prices and increasing the risk of a “stockout” (inventory exhaustion). According to economist theorists, companies receive a convenience yield by holding inventories of certain commodities. Data on inventories of commodities are not available from one common source, although data is available from various sources. Inventory data on 31 commodities was used in a 2006 study on the relationship between inventories and commodity futures risk premiums

LME Inventory

Inventory Date Aluminium Copper Lead Nickel Tin Zinc
12 August 2014 +500 -700 +0 +840 -5 +9475
11 August 2014 -7725 -900 +0 -48 -5 +14450
6 August 2014 -8675 -1225 +0 +102 +730 +9800
25 July 2014 -8825 -1750 +1100 +192 -70 -1050
24 July 2014 -8425 -1950 +75 +1248 -65 -875

Crude Oil Inventory

Inventory Date Actual Forecast Previous
6 August 2014 -1.8M -1.1M -3.7M
30 July 2014 -3.7M -0.5M -4.0M
23 July 2014 -4.0M -2.1M -7.5M
16 July 2014 -7.5M -2.1M -2.4M
9 July 2014 -2.4M -1.7M -3.2M

Natural Gas Inventory

Invetory Date Actual Forecast Previous
7 August 2014 82B 89B 88B
31 July 2014 88B 92B 90B
17 July 2014 98B 98B 93B
10 July 2014 93B 92B 100B
3 July 2014 100B 100B 110B