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Highway Statistics 2008

Vehicle Travel by Selected Country (Metric)

April 2010
Table IN-5

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ASIA EUROPE NORTH AMERICA
CHINA
(2006)
JAPAN
(2006)
FRANCE
(2007)
GERMANY
(2005)
UNITED
KINGDOM
(2007)
CANADA
(2007)
MEXICO
(2007)
UNITED
STATES
(2007)
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel
Automobiles (in millions)
418,330 214,109 419,000 578,200 421,813 143,877 90,650 2,691,575
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel
Automobiles (Per Capita)
313 1,685 6,541 6,939 6,902 4,296 815 8,761
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel
Motorcycles (in millions)
N/A N/A 6,000 13,000 5,587 N/A N/A 21,920
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel
Buses (in millions)
N/A 6,655 2,500 3,500 5,593 112,964 6,392 11,233
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel
Trucks (in millions) 1/
422,630 241,849 130,000 57,300 100,000 N/A 20,108 2,155,444
Average Vehicle Kilometers of
Travel per Automobile
14,125 5,163 13,648 12,416 14,943 11,729 5,170 19,801
Average Vehicle Kilometers of
Travel per Motorcycle
N/A N/A 2,367 3,275 4,424 N/A N/A 3,071
Average Vehicle Kilometers of
Travel per Bus
N/A 28,810 30,120 41,892 30,901 N/A 22,625 13,462
Average Vehicle Kilometers of
Travel per Truck
40,096 7,046 2,073 12,443 26,918 N/A 2,555 19,507

Sources: Prepared from "World Road Statistics - 2009" International Road Federation, and Federal Highway Administration's "Highway Statistics 2007".

1/ U.S. data are light 2-axle 4-tire trucks such as vans, sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, heavy single-unit trucks, and combination trucks.

Bar graphs referring to Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel 
Automobiles (in trillions) and Average Vehicle Kilometers of Travel per Automobile detailed in table IN-5 above.

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Updated: 01/03/2012

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