Number of maritime oil tankers reached 4,987 vessels in 2011 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, number of maritime oil tankers in France reached an all time high of 5,648 vessels in 2010 and an all time low of 3,316 vessels in 1992. When compared to France's main peers, number of maritime oil tankers in Belgium amounted to 1,940 vessels, 554 vessels in Germany, 8,814 vessels in Italy and 1,076 vessels in Spain in 2011.
France has been ranked 12th within the group of 65 countries we follow in terms of number of maritime oil tankers, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.