Which Country Transports the Most Freight by Road?

Road Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) (mil tonne-km), 2016 or latest
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 46 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in road transport freight measured by mil tonne-km with 5,795,570 mil tonne-km followed by USA and India. On the other end of the scale was Montenegro with 121 mil tonne-km, Armenia with 479 mil tonne-km and Georgia with 674 mil tonne-km.

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

Road Transport Freight (mil tonne-km) Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Australia mil tonne-km 184,330 188,434 193,035 199,344 205,735 ...
Canada mil tonne-km ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 135,294 136,393 143,043 143,921 160,561 ...
China mil tonne-km 4,338,967 5,137,474 5,953,486 5,573,810 5,684,690 ...
France mil tonne-km 174,409 177,993 165,808 165,315 159,530
Germany mil tonne-km 313,097 323,848 307,106 305,781 310,142
India mil tonne-km ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,287,300 1,407,800 1,508,000 1,653,600 1,822,300
Japan mil tonne-km 246,175 233,956 209,956 214,092 210,008 ...
Mexico mil tonne-km 220,285 226,900 233,464 235,427 239,710
Poland mil tonne-km 214,204 218,888 233,310 259,708 262,860
Russia mil tonne-km 199,341 222,823 248,862 250,054 246,784
South Korea mil tonne-km ... ... ... ... ... 102,808 104,476 108,365 118,582 124,650 ...
Spain mil tonne-km 210,064 206,840 199,205 192,594 195,763
Turkey mil tonne-km ... ... ... 190,365 203,072 216,123 224,048 234,492
USA mil tonne-km 3,668,077 3,859,535 2,802,389 2,878,898 2,941,804 ...
United Kingdom mil tonne-km 153,829 155,043 160,423 148,626 144,935