Which Country Has the Most Inland Waterway Vessels?

Number of Inland Waterway Vessels (vessels), 2015 or latest
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 16 countries in 2015, Germany ranked the highest in number of inland waterway vessels with 1,168 vessels followed by Belgium and France. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 9.00 vessels, Switzerland with 13.0 vessels and Croatia with 19.0 vessels.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Inland Waterway Vessels indicator page.

Number of Inland Waterway Vessels Unit 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Belgium vessels 1,091 1,065 1,022 972 922 ...
Bulgaria vessels ... ... ... ... ... 24.0 28.0 29.0 27.0 24.0 ...
Croatia vessels 10.0 13.0 13.0 12.0 13.0
Czech Republic vessels 46.0 46.0 44.0 40.0 32.0
Finland vessels 145 153 153 152 151
France vessels 898 890 900 905 876
Germany vessels ... 1,330 1,336 1,331 1,292 1,253
Hungary vessels 83.0 80.0 77.0 72.0 72.0
Italy vessels ... ... ... 3,060 47.0 109 113 58.0 ...
Lithuania vessels 36.0 35.0 31.0 33.0 33.0
Poland vessels 104 79.0 67.0 71.0 71.0
Romania vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... 101 97.0 107 103 120
Slovakia vessels 28.0 30.0 31.0 20.0 31.0
Switzerland vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 14.0 15.0 15.0 15.0 14.0
United Kingdom vessels 158 158 158 158 158