Where Do You Find the Largest Industry-Owned Petroleum Stock?

Petroleum Stocks (Industry) (mil barrels), 2014 or latest
Oil & Gas | December 25, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in industrial petroleum stocks with 1,148 mil barrels followed by Japan and Canada. On the other end of the scale was Luxembourg with 0.728 mil barrels, Estonia with 0.885 mil barrels and Slovenia with 1.15 mil barrels.

Total industrial petroleum stocks reached 2,198 mil barrels in 2014 in the World according to EIA. This is 15.7 % less than in the previous year and -15.2 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, total industrial petroleum stocks reached an all time high of 2,704 mil barrels in 1998 and an all time low of 1,555 mil barrels in 1992. The average annual growth amounted to -0.668 % since 1984.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 52.2 % of industrial petroleum stocks in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 72.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 100 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Petroleum Stocks (Industry) indicator page.

Petroleum Stocks (Industry) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia mil barrels 40.5 40.3 38.6 40.1 37.5 ...
Canada mil barrels 162 157 184 178 172
France mil barrels 78.8 76.7 69.1 64.3 54.1
Germany mil barrels 96.4 96.4 102 96.9 103
Italy mil barrels 145 143 151 146 129
Japan mil barrels 302 262 266 265 266
Mexico mil barrels 50.3 44.7 44.5 44.4 47.5
Netherlands mil barrels 119 125 117 93.6 113
Poland mil barrels 50.9 55.1 57.3 56.0 55.4 ...
South Korea mil barrels 56.3 72.4 78.2 77.2 85.4
Spain mil barrels 89.1 78.9 80.9 80.3 68.4 ...
Switzerland mil barrels 36.3 37.0 36.8 35.7 36.8 ...
Turkey mil barrels 60.9 57.6 58.5 55.8 62.0 ...
USA mil barrels 1,035 1,050 1,068 1,056 1,111
United Kingdom mil barrels 98.8 94.4 88.8 87.8 80.9