So, production goes into inventories. There are no end buyers. Do prices go down, or bulls keep arguing that China will take care of the inventories in a year? Does dollar weakness keep commodity prices high which leads to stockpiling of inventories.
The key to inflation is not output gap. It is commodity prices, at least in emerging markets like India. The last year was the year of Keynesians. I think Friedmanites are going to get an opportunity to strike back very soon. How exactly we get inflation - I am not very sure. Investors are taking Libor + 50bps funding provided by the brokers to take a flyer on everything risky.