Major markets for Shell’s refined products
Now we’ll look at the geographical spread of Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) refined products markets. Shell’s major market is North and South America, accounting for 38.0% of its total refined products sold, followed by Asia (around 31.0%), and Europe and Africa (around 31.0%).
Sale volumes rise in 1Q17
In 1Q17, Shell’s sales of refined products rose 3.0% YoY (year-over-year) to 6.5 million barrels per day, led by a rise in all regions. Europe and Africa, Asia, Oceania, and America saw rises of 6.0%, 5.0%, 12.0%, and 3.0% YoY, respectively, in 1Q17 sales. For exposure to stocks around the globe, you can consider the Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT).