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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Transport > Roads stats

Definitions

  • Goods transported > Million ton-km: Goods transported by road are the volume of goods transported by road vehicles, measured in millions of metric tons times kilometers traveled."
  • Goods transported > Million ton-km > Per capita: Goods transported by road are the volume of goods transported by road vehicles, measured in millions of metric tons times kilometers traveled." Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles (per 1,000 people). Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available.
  • Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars (per 1,000 people). Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver).
  • Passengers carried > Million passenger-km > Per capita: Passengers carried by road are the number of passengers transported by road times kilometers traveled. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Paved > % of total roads: Paved roads are those surfaced with crushed stone (macadam) and hydrocarbon binder or bituminized agents, with concrete, or with cobblestones, as a percentage of all the country's roads, measured in length."
  • Roads, goods transported > Million ton-km: Roads, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by road are the volume of goods transported by road vehicles, measured in millions of metric tons times kilometers traveled.
  • Roads, passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Roads, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by road are the number of passengers transported by road times kilometers traveled.
  • Roads, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per 1000: Roads, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by road are the number of passengers transported by road times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Roads, total network > Km: Roads, total network (km). Total road network includes motorways, highways, and main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and all other roads in a country. A motorway is a road designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions.
  • Roads, total network > Km per 1000: Roads, total network (km). Total road network includes motorways, highways, and main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and all other roads in a country. A motorway is a road designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Time index: Time Index is an average one way time needed to transport, in minutes.
  • Total network > Km: Total road network includes motorways, highways, and main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and all other roads in a country. A motorway is a road designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions."
  • Traffic index: Traffic Index is a composite index of time consumed in traffic due to job commute, estimation of time consumption dissatisfaction, CO2 consumption estimation in traffic and overall inefficiencies in the traffic system.
  • Vehicles > Per km of road: Vehicles (per km of road). Vehicles per kilometer of road include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Roads refer to motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other roads. A motorway is a road specially designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions.
  • Roads, paved > % of total roads: Roads, paved (% of total roads). Paved roads are those surfaced with crushed stone (macadam) and hydrocarbon binder or bituminized agents, with concrete, or with cobblestones, as a percentage of all the country's roads, measured in length.
  • Roads, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000: Roads, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by road are the volume of goods transported by road vehicles, measured in millions of metric tons times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Goods transported > Million ton-km 327,632
Ranked 3rd.
1.89 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Japan

Goods transported > Million ton-km > Per capita 2.56 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.
6.32 per 1,000 people
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than Japan

Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 590.81
Ranked 14th.
797
Ranked 2nd. 35% more than Japan

Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 452.59
Ranked 26th. 7% more than United States
423
Ranked 30th.

Passengers carried > Million passenger-km > Per capita 7.42 per 1,000 people
Ranked 10th.
26.56 per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Japan

Paved > % of total roads 79.29%
Ranked 21st. 21% more than United States
65.34%
Ranked 26th.

Roads, goods transported > Million ton-km 334,667
Ranked 3rd.
2.13 million
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Japan

Roads, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 898,721
Ranked 4th.
6.83 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than Japan

Roads, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per 1000 7.05
Ranked 24th.
22.08
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Japan

Roads, total network > Km 336,578.3
Ranked 13th.
6.55 million
Ranked 1st. 19 times more than Japan

Roads, total network > Km per 1000 2.64
Ranked 67th.
21.16
Ranked 10th. 8 times more than Japan

Time index 42.56
Ranked 7th. 15% more than United States
36.85
Ranked 15th.
Total network > Km 1.2 million
Ranked 4th.
6.54 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than Japan

Traffic index 127.6
Ranked 21st.
163.55
Ranked 11th. 28% more than Japan
Vehicles > Per km of road 63
Ranked 18th. 67% more than United States
37.69
Ranked 29th.

Roads, paved > % of total roads 78.22%
Ranked 34th.
100%
Ranked 11th. 28% more than Japan

Roads, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 2.63
Ranked 26th.
6.93
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Japan

SOURCES: International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and electronic files, except where noted.; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and data files.; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and electronic files, except where noted. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; traffic

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