Which Country Transports the Most Freight by Air?

Air Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) (mil tonne-km), 2017 or latest
Transport | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 136 countries in 2017, USA ranked the highest in air transport freight measured by mil tonne-km with 41,592 mil tonne-km followed by China and United Arab Emirates. On the other end of the scale was Bosnia and Herzegovina with < 0.001 mil tonne-km, Estonia with 0.003 mil tonne-km and Benin with 0.006 mil tonne-km.

Average air transport freight measured by mil tonne-km reached 213,590 mil tonne-km in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.91 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, average air transport freight measured by mil tonne-km reached an all time high of 213,590 mil tonne-km in 2017 and an all time low of 15,569 mil tonne-km in 1973. The average annual growth amounted to -5.78 % since 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Air Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) indicator page.

Air Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
China mil tonne-km 16,765 15,569 16,054 17,823 19,806
France mil tonne-km 5,069 4,626 4,327 4,151 4,098
Germany mil tonne-km 7,717 7,237 7,336 7,184 6,986
Hong Kong mil tonne-km 10,054 9,468 9,396 10,826 11,294
Japan mil tonne-km 6,546 7,046 7,716 8,662 8,662
Luxembourg mil tonne-km 4,654 4,403 5,225 5,753 6,309
Netherlands mil tonne-km 6,347 6,015 5,754 5,726 5,293
Qatar mil tonne-km 3,637 4,307 4,961 5,993 7,563
Russia mil tonne-km 3,900 4,132 4,249 4,414 4,761
Singapore mil tonne-km 7,301 6,899 6,360 6,052 6,332
South Korea mil tonne-km 12,382 12,291 11,113 11,125 11,294
Turkey mil tonne-km 1,544 1,934 2,296 2,630 2,882
USA mil tonne-km 39,622 39,111 37,114 38,225 37,866
United Arab Emirates mil tonne-km 10,435 12,033 14,082 15,527 15,963
United Kingdom mil tonne-km 6,280 6,244 6,032 5,975 5,423