Key resources for energy statisticians and IEA data users.
Closing Oil Stock Levels in Days of Net Imports
|Countries||TOTAL (1)||Industry (2)||Public (3)||Of which, held abroad (4)|
|Total IEA North America||378||225||153||-||-|
|Total IEA Asia Pacific||164||78||86||-||-|
|Total IEA Europe||127||77||51||-||-|
|Total IEA net importers||190||109||81||-||-|
1. IEA stock levels in days of previous year's net imports using IEA methodology. Total may not equal sum of Industry and Public due to rounding.
2. The portion of total days of net imports covered by industry stocks. This includes stocks held for commercial and operational purposes as well as stocks held by industry to meet minimum national stockholding requirements (including stocks held for this purpose in other countries under bilateral agreements).
3. The portion of total days of net imports covered by government-owned stocks and stockholding organisation stocks held for emergency purposes (including stocks held in other countries under bilateral agreements).
4. The portion of a country's Total stocks which are held in another country under a bilateral agreement. In specific instances, member countries can count stocks held in the territory of other countries as part of their stocks to fulfil their minimum IEA stockholding requirements (see explanation on stocks held abroad). Sometimes these stocks are indeed owned by the entities having the stockholding obligation; in other cases these stockholding amounts are in the form of tickets (see explanation on tickets).
Days of net imports for regional totals include IEA net importers only.
Updated 15 February 2019
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