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Highway Statistics 2009

Transportation Indicators for Selected Countries (Metric) 1/ 2/

August 2012
Table IN-4

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  ASIA EUROPE NORTH AMERICA
CHINA
JAPAN
FRANCE
GERMANY
U.K.
CANADA
MEXICO
U.S.
Number of Automobiles 36,336,533 40,799,000 30,850,000 41,183,594 28,228,000 13,282,296 19,248,236 134,879,600
Number of Motorcycles
and Mopeds
90,496,502 1,505,000 2,710,200 3,566,122 1,290,700 N/A 1,078,975 7,752,926
Number of Buses 2,449,462 230,000 84,000 75,068 180,000 N/A 333,810 841,993
Number of Trucks
(Includes SUVs and Vans)
11,369,918 34,739,000 6,280,000 4,246,299 3,754,700 6,862,030 8,453,051 110,561,293
Total Vehicles (all) 140,652,415 77,273,000 39,924,200 49,071,083 33,453,400 20,144,326 29,114,072 254,035,812
Automobiles
per 1000 Persons
27.2 322.6 473.9 505.5 450.2 390.3 169.3 430.6
Motorcycle and Mopeds
per 1000 Persons
67.7 11.9 41.6 43.8 20.6 0.0 9.5 24.8
Buses
per 1000 Persons
1.8 1.8 1.3 0.9 2.9 N/A 2.9 2.7
Trucks
per 1000 Persons
8.5 274.7 96.5 52.1 59.9 201.6 74.3 353.0
Total Vehicles
per 1000 Persons
105.2 611.0 613.2 602.3 533.6 591.9 256.0 811.0

1/ SOURCES: Country data provided by the "World Road Statistics - 2011" of the International Road Federation, and United States data from "Highway Statistics 2009" table MV-1 of the Federal Highway Administration.

2/ SUVs and Vans in the United States are included in Truck Registrations.

3/ China includes Hong Kong.

Bar graphs referring to Automobile Registrations, Automobiles per 1,000 Persons and Trucks per 1,000 Persons detailed in table IN-4 above.

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Updated: 08/14/2012

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