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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 378 225 153 0 0
Total IEA North America 378 225 153 - -
Australia 50 48 2 0 2
Japan 192 82 111 0 0
Korea 186 93 94 0 0
New Zealand 91 60 31 0 31
Total IEA Asia Pacific 164 78 86 - -
Austria 96 21 75 10 0
Belgium 130 56 75 11 47
Czech Republic 118 32 86 11 0
Denmark 21293 11048 10245 158 1040
Estonia 1128 486 642 0 303
Finland 223 108 115 4 0
France 104 25 79 0 2
Germany 133 34 99 5 4
Greece 144 144 0 0 0
Hungary 174 72 102 0 0
Ireland 102 11 90 0 40
Italy 132 122 10 18 0
Luxembourg 95 95 0 87 0
The Netherlands 200 138 62 0 35
Norway net exporter 0 0 0 0
Poland 118 85 32 0 0
Portugal 128 84 44 3 11
Slovak Republic 128 39 89 0 0
Spain 109 62 47 3 0
Sweden 168 168 0 17 0
Switzerland 149 149 0 7 0
Turkey 90 90 0 0 0
United Kingdom 222 222 0 79 0
Total IEA Europe 127 77 51 - -
Total IEA 277 165 112 - -
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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