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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 707 429 278 0 0
Total IEA North America 707 429 278 - -
Australia 58 56 2 0 2
Japan 192 79 113 0 0
Korea 170 81 89 0 0
New Zealand 92 57 35 0 35
Total IEA Asia Pacific 161 75 86 - -
Austria 105 31 74 18 0
Belgium 178 88 90 14 53
Czech Republic 109 32 76 7 0
Denmark 931 583 348 2 29
Estonia 44202 18910 25292 0 12844
Finland 218 105 113 2 0
France 108 30 79 0 3
Germany 125 33 92 4 4
Greece 148 148 0 0 0
Hungary 151 70 81 0 0
Ireland 101 11 90 0 42
Italy 134 123 11 18 0
Luxembourg 97 97 0 85 0
The Netherlands 454 282 172 15 81
Norway net exporter 0 0 0 0
Poland 120 89 31 0 0
Portugal 123 76 46 2 13
Slovak Republic 122 40 82 0 0
Spain 106 62 44 3 0
Sweden 212 212 0 17 0
Switzerland 155 155 0 6 0
Turkey 95 95 0 0 0
United Kingdom 276 276 0 91 0
Total IEA Europe 133 81 52 - -
Total IEA 330 198 132 - -
Total IEA net importers 215 125 90 - -

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 October 2019

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