Official Statistics of Finland

Domestic Waterborne Traffic

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Transport in domestic waterborne traffic decreased in 2020
10 Jun 2021
The total volume of goods transported in domestic waterborne traffic was 7.5 million tonnes in 2020. This covers both shipborne goods transport and timber floating. Transport declined by 29 per cent compared to 2019. The most transported goods were oil products, raw minerals and cement as well as timber. In absolute numbers, the biggest growth was recorded in the transport of general cargo and fertilisers. Ninety-five per cent of the goods were transported on board ships and the remainder consisted of timber floating. In addition to goods, 2.9 million passengers were transported in domestic waterborne traffic in 2020, of which 0.2 million in inland waterways and 2.7 million in coastal areas.

Description: The statistics on domestic waterborne traffic describe shipborne transport of goods and passengers, departing from and arriving in Finland. The statistics also describe timber floating. Furthermore, traffic and transport volumes in domestic traffic concerning canal traffic are presented in the statistics.
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Keywords: coastal traffic, domestic traffic, goods transport, inland waterways traffic, navigation, passenger transport, timber floating, traffic, waterborne transport.
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Change: Several sets of transport statistics transferred from Traficom to Statistics Finland
30 Jan 2020
In 2020, Statistics Finland will start publishing several sets of official statistics relating to transport which were previously published by Traficom.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Domestic Waterborne Traffic [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-1979. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.6.2021].
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