Industrial petroleum stocks reached 35.9 mil barrels in 2013 in Switzerland, according to EIA. This is 2.48 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, industrial petroleum stocks in Switzerland reached an all time high of 47.4 mil barrels in 1990 and an all time low of 35.7 mil barrels in 2011. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, industrial petroleum stocks in Austria amounted to 2.62 mil barrels, 59.9 mil barrels in France, 106 mil barrels in Germany and 125 mil barrels in Italy in 2013.
Switzerland has been ranked 17th within the group of 34 countries we follow in terms of industrial petroleum stocks, 2 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Global strategic petroleum reserves ("GSPR") refer to crude oil inventories (or stockpiles) held by the government of a particular country, as well as private industry, for the purpose of providing economic and national security during an energy crisis.