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Closing Oil Stock Levels in Days of Net Imports

(Table explanation here)


Countries TOTAL (1) Industry (2) Public (3) Of which, held abroad (4)
Industry Public
Canada net exporter 0 0 0 0
Mexico net exporter 0 0 0 0
United States 382 230 153 0 0
Total IEA North America 382 230 153 - -
Australia 55 52 3 0 3
Japan 184 74 110 0 0
Korea 181 87 94 0 0
New Zealand 91 60 31 0 31
Total IEA Asia Pacific 159 73 86 - -
Austria 100 19 81 9 0
Belgium 134 56 79 11 47
Czech Republic 125 39 86 11 0
Denmark 24679 14223 10455 263 788
Estonia 1136 491 644 0 303
Finland 233 117 115 1 0
France 108 28 80 0 3
Germany 137 38 100 4 5
Greece 142 142 0 0 0
Hungary 175 74 101 0 0
Ireland 113 23 90 0 40
Italy 131 122 10 19 0
Luxembourg 97 97 0 86 0
The Netherlands 217 155 62 0 35
Norway net exporter 0 0 0 0
Poland 116 84 32 0 0
Portugal 129 87 42 3 9
Slovak Republic 138 48 89 0 0
Spain 109 63 46 3 0
Sweden 187 187 0 16 0
Switzerland 140 140 0 3 0
Turkey 90 90 0 0 0
United Kingdom 247 247 0 81 0
Total IEA Europe 131 80 51 - -
Total IEA 281 168 112 - -
Total IEA net importers 192 110 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 11 April 2019

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