2016 – 2017 in figures
25 January 2017
The Central Rhine Commission published the latest economic outlook on inland waterway transport.
During the first half of 2016, inland navigation in Europe mirrored the general context of European economic growth, boosted in part by intra-EU trade but affected nevertheless by the overall slowing down of the global economy.
Economic growth is expected to remain between 1 and 2% in the euro area in 2017. The countries bordering the Rhine are maintaining their key role in European inland navigation; they represent 84% of Europe’s riverborne transport, compared with 15% for the countries bordering the Danube.