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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 375 219 155 0 0
Total IEA North America 375 219 155 - -
Australia 52 52 0 0 0
Japan 189 78 111 0 0
Korea 183 89 94 0 0
New Zealand 97 62 35 0 35
Total IEA Asia Pacific 162 75 87 - -
Austria 94 19 76 9 0
Belgium 138 64 74 11 45
Czech Republic 115 32 83 9 0
Denmark 26429 15848 10581 162 1040
Estonia 1075 482 593 0 265
Finland 227 112 115 4 0
France 108 28 80 0 2
Germany 135 35 100 4 3
Greece 149 149 0 0 0
Hungary 179 76 103 0 0
Ireland 107 17 90 0 40
Italy 137 127 10 18 0
Luxembourg 95 95 0 86 0
The Netherlands 239 175 64 0 35
Norway net exporter 0 0 0 0
Poland 116 84 32 0 0
Portugal 125 83 42 3 8
Slovak Republic 138 49 89 0 0
Spain 109 62 47 3 0
Sweden 175 175 0 17 0
Switzerland 165 165 0 9 0
Turkey 90 90 0 0 0
United Kingdom 232 232 0 78 0
Total IEA Europe 132 81 51 - -
Total IEA 279 166 113 - -
Total IEA net importers 191 109 82 - -

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 14 November 2018

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