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Which Country Transports the Most Freight by Railways?

Railways Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) (mil tonne-km), 2019 or latest
Transport | December 30, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 69 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in railways transport freight measured by mil tonne-km with 2,882,100 mil tonne-km followed by Russia and USA. On the other end of the scale was Albania with 42.9 mil tonne-km, Ireland with 72.0 mil tonne-km and Dem. Republic of the Congo with 158 mil tonne-km.

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

Railways Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belarus mil tonne-km 43,818 44,997 40,785 41,107 48,538
Canada mil tonne-km 386,266 414,069 412,985 396,806 420,143
China mil tonne-km 2,917,390 2,753,020 2,375,430 2,379,230 2,696,220 ...
France mil tonne-km 32,230 32,596 34,252 32,569 33,442
Germany mil tonne-km 112,613 112,629 116,632 128,866 131,204
India mil tonne-km 665,810 681,696 654,481 620,175 654,285 ... ...
Iran mil tonne-km 22,400 24,461 25,014 27,243 30,299 ...
Kazakhstan mil tonne-km 231,248 216,524 189,759 188,159 206,258 ...
Mexico mil tonne-km 77,717 80,683 83,401 84,683 86,316
Poland mil tonne-km 50,881 50,073 50,603 50,650 54,797
Russia mil tonne-km 2,196,217 2,300,532 2,305,945 2,344,087 2,493,428
Sweden mil tonne-km 20,970 21,296 20,699 21,406 21,838
USA mil tonne-km 2,541,355 2,702,743 2,537,845 2,314,699 2,445,138
Ukraine mil tonne-km 224,434 210,157 195,054 187,557 191,914
Uzbekistan mil tonne-km ... 22,482 22,932 22,935 22,937 22,940