Who Produces the Most of CO2 from Transport?

CO2 Emissions from Transport (Mt), 2011 or latest
Energy & Utility | March 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 135 countries in 2011, USA ranked the highest in CO2 emissions from transport with 1,638 Mt followed by China and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Eritrea with 0.150 Mt, Tajikistan with 0.310 Mt and Tanzania with 0.310 Mt.

Total CO2 emissions from transport reached 5,887 Mt in 2011 in the World according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.3 % more than in the previous year and 15.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total CO2 emissions from transport reached an all time high of 5,887 Mt in 2011 and an all time low of 2,419 Mt in 1971. The average annual growth amounted to 2.25 % since 1960.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 27.8 % of CO2 emissions from transport in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 42.6 % share while the ten largest countries some 62.3 % in 2011.

Data for more countries are available at CO2 Emissions from Transport indicator page.

CO2 Emissions from Transport Unit 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Brazil Mt 136 139 144 150 147
Canada Mt 160 159 164 161 164
China Mt 383 419 454 470 492
France Mt 132 131 131 125 123
Germany Mt 155 152 148 147 147
India Mt 101 111 122 135 149
Indonesia Mt 73.9 70.3 74.0 81.5 93.4
Iran Mt 104 110 109 114 124
Italy Mt 122 124 124 117 111
Japan Mt 245 242 236 226 221
Mexico Mt 130 137 145 151 147
Russia Mt 219 227 229 243 226
Saudi Arabia Mt 75.0 81.0 90.4 97.6 101
USA Mt 1,790 1,788 1,789 1,691 1,607
United Kingdom Mt 126 128 129 124 119