OPEC to launch its Annual Statistical Bulletin 2021 on 30 September 2021

No 27/2021
Vienna, Austria
24 Sep 2021

OPEC will launch the 2021 edition of its Annual Statistical Bulletin (ASB) on Thursday, 30 September 2021, at 14:00 (CEST) via videoconference.

OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, will present the publication’s major highlights, as well as the new additions and improvements integrated into this year’s version of the ASB. The launch will also feature a round table session with the Secretariat’s key analysts and researches involved in the ASB, in addition to showing a highlight video.

First published in 1965, the ASB, one of OPEC’s flagship publications, continues to provide a wide range of data on the global energy industry, as well as key economic indicators, serving as an important source of reliable data for policy-makers, analysts and researchers, academics and other industry stakeholders. It features data focused on production, supply and demand, imports and exports, and exploration and transportation activities, including important statistics covering OPEC’s 13 Member Countries.

The Secretary General stated: “I am very pleased to announce the launch event of the 56th edition of OPEC’s Annual Statistical Bulletin, which has become a key reference source for stakeholders across the industry. For over 61 years, OPEC has placed a high priority on providing accurate, timely and transparent data, and the ASB has been a key tool in helping us achieve this.”

“Despite the various restrictions and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the OPEC Secretariat team has prevailed in producing a publication that will be extremely effective in meeting the industry’s growing need for reliable information,” he added.

This year’s ASB will be available as an interactive version and a PDF on the OPEC website, as well as through a smart app compatible with iOS and Android platforms. Further details in this regard will be available following the launch.

Journalists and analysts interested in receiving an embargoed copy of the ASB 2021 are requested to write to webeditor@opec.org. The advance copies will be made available 48 hours prior to the launch (i.e. on Tuesday, 28 September 2021, at 14:00 (CEST)).

Additional details on the virtual launch will be provided in due course.