Which Country Transports the Most Freight by Air?

Air Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) (mil tonne-km), 2016 or latest
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 142 countries in 2016, USA ranked the highest in air transport freight measured by mil tonne-km with 37,890 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.

Total air transport freight measured by mil tonne-km reached 195,162 mil tonne-km in 2016 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.87 % more than in the previous year and 23.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total air transport freight measured by mil tonne-km reached an all time high of 195,162 mil tonne-km in 2016 and an all time low of 15,569 mil tonne-km in 1973. The average annual growth amounted to 6.06 % since 1970.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 19.4 % of air transport freight measured by mil tonne-km in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 38.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 70.6 % in 2016.

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