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Highway Statistics 1998


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VEHICLE TRAVEL FOR SELECTED COUNTRIES – 1997

OCTOBER 1999
TABLE IN-4

  ASIA EUROPE AMERICA
JAPAN 1/ FRANCE 2/ GERMANY 1/ SWEDEN UNITED KINGDOM CANADA CHILE MEXICO UNITED STATES 3/
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel   Automobiles  (in millions) 464,123 370,000 517,000 57,600 362,000 N/A N/A N/A 2,363,465
 Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel Automobiles (Per Capita) 3,686 6,313 6,299 6,497 6,286 N/A N/A N/A 8,829
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel   Motorcycles  (in millions) N/A 6,000 11,800 619 4,040 N/A N/A N/A 15,971
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel Buses (in millions) 6,706 2,300 3,700 810 4,770 N/A N/A N/A 10,567
Total Vehicle Kilometers of Travel Trucks (in millions) 266,934 100,000 52,500 7,000 72,300 N/A N/A N/A 1,609,212
Average Vehicle Kilometers of Travel per Automobile 9,903 14,286 12,496 15,556 16,544 N/A N/A N/A 18,216
Average Vehicle Kilometers of  Travel per Motorcycle N/A 2,007 4,343 2,527 6,454 N/A N/A N/A 4,218
Average Vehicle Kilometers of  Travel per Bus 27,683 28,049 44,038 54,568 61,154 N/A N/A N/A 15,149
Average Vehicle Kilometers of  Travel per Truck 12,304 19,029 12,453 21,756 23,964 N/A N/A N/A 20,816

Sources: Prepared from "World Road Statistics," International Road Federation, 1999, "OECD Environmental Data," OECD, and "1997 Highway Statistics," FHWA.

1/ The data are for 1996.

2/ Data on Motorcycle for France are for 1993.

3/ The data in this column for trucks include 2-axle 4-tire vehicles that are not cars. These are vans and sport utility vehicles as well as pickup trucks.

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