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Crude Oil Inventories

Crude Oil Inventories

Measures Change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week; Usual Effect No clear effect, there are both inflationary and growth implications; Frequency Released weekly, 4 days after the week ends; FF Notes While this is a US indicator, it most affects the loonie due to Canada's massive oil sands; Why Traders Care It influences the price of petroleum products which affects inflation, but also impacts growth as many industries rely on oil to produce goods; Also Called Crude Stocks, Crude Levels; Acronyms Energy Information Administration (EIA);