Table 3
Extent of the Physical Transportation Systems in World's Top Economies: 2008

Table 3
Extent of the Physical Transportation Systems in World's Top Economies: 2008

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Ranked by total roadways Roadways Railways Waterways Pipelines Airports
Total (km) Paved roads (km) (km) (km) (km) (number)
United States 6,465,799 4,209,835 226,427 41,009 793,285 5,146
India 3,316,452 1,517,077 63,327 14,500 22,773 251
China 1,930,544 1,575,571 77,834 110,000 58,082 413
Brazil 1,751,868 96,353 28,857 50,000 19,289 734
Japan 1,196,999 949,101 23,506 1,770 4,082 144
Canada 1,042,300 415,600 46,688 636 98,544 514
France 951,500 951,500 29,213 8,501 22,804 295
Russia 933,000 754,984 87,157 102,000 246,855 596
Australia 812,972 341,448 37,855 2,000 30,604 462
Spain 681,224 681,224 15,288 1,000 11,743 154
Germany 644,480 644,480 41,896 7,467 31,586 331
Italy 487,700 487,700 19,729 2,400 18,785 101
Turkey 426,951 177,500 8,697 1,200 11,191 103
Sweden 425,300 139,300 11,633 2,052 786 249
Poland 423,997 295,356 22,314 3,997 15,792 126
United Kingdom 398,366 398,366 16,454 3,200 12,759 312
Indonesia 391,009 216,714 8,529 21,579 13,752 669
Mexico 356,945 178,473 17,516 2,900 40,016 243
Saudi Arabia 221,372 47,529 1,392 U 8,662 215
Belgium 152,256 119,079 3,233 2,043 2,023 42
Netherlands 135,470 113,018 2,811 6,215 4,897 27
Austria 107,262 107,262 6,399 358 3,541 55
South Korea 103,029 80,642 3,381 1,608 2,250 113
Norway 92,946 72,033 4,114 1,577 95 98
Switzerland 71,298 71,298 4,888 65 1,763 66

KEY: U = Data are unavailable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from Central Intelligence Agency, Fact Book 2009, available www.cia.gov as of Sept. 20, 2009.

  • The United States has the world's most extensive freight transportation network when measured in kilometers of public-use paved roads, railways, waterways, and pipelines, and number of airports.