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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 372 217 155 0 0
Total IEA North America 372 217 155 - -
Australia 54 54 0 0 0
Japan 186 74 111 0 0
Korea 186 92 94 0 0
New Zealand 97 62 35 0 35
Total IEA Asia Pacific 161 74 87 - -
Austria 102 24 78 15 0
Belgium 140 66 74 11 45
Czech Republic 117 33 84 8 0
Denmark 25320 14265 11054 162 1040
Estonia 1040 447 593 0 265
Finland 222 107 115 0 0
France 109 29 80 0 2
Germany 137 37 100 5 3
Greece 151 151 0 0 0
Hungary 179 76 103 0 0
Ireland 110 19 90 0 40
Italy 135 125 10 18 0
Luxembourg 90 90 0 83 0
The Netherlands 220 156 64 0 35
Norway net exporter 0 0 0 0
Poland 116 84 32 0 0
Portugal 118 76 42 3 9
Slovak Republic 141 52 89 0 0
Spain 109 63 47 3 0
Sweden 180 180 0 16 0
Switzerland 164 164 0 8 0
Turkey 91 91 0 0 0
United Kingdom 233 233 0 76 0
Total IEA Europe 132 81 51 - -
Total IEA 278 164 114 - -
Total IEA net importers 190 108 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 12 October 2018

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