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Brazil Transport Stats

Definitions

  • Air transport > Passengers carried: Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country.
  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Airports > With paved runways > Total: Total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt surfaces)
  • Heliports: Total number of established helicopter take-off and landing sites (which may or may not have fuel or other services).
  • Inefficiency index: Each country's inefficiency rating in regards to traffic. Long commute times, poor traffic laws and other factors are taken into consideration.
  • 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."
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Railways > Total: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
  • Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Roadways > Paved: This entry is derived from Transport > Roadways, which gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Roadways > Total: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Roadways > Unpaved: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Transportation > Note: This entry includes miscellaneous transportation information of significance not included elsewhere.
  • Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Air transport > Passengers carried 58.76 million 2008 8th out of 101
Airports 4,093 2013 2nd out of 235
Airports > With paved runways > Total 698 2013 2nd out of 233
Heliports 13 2013 17th out of 108
Inefficiency index 179.42 2014 13th out of 38
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 198.21 2007 54th out of 141
Ports and terminals major seaport(s): Belem, Paranagua, Rio Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Sao Sebastiao, Tubarao
river port(s): Manaus (Amazon)
dry bulk cargo port(s): Sepetiba ore terminal
container ports (TEUs): Santos (2,985,922), Itajai (983,985)(2011)
oil/gas terminal(s): DTSE/Gegua oil terminal, Ilha Grande (Gebig), Guaiba Island terminal, Guamare oil terminal
2013
Railways > Total 28,538 km 2013 10th out of 134
Road > Motorway length 11,000 km 2014 7th out of 93
Road network length > Km 2014 4th out of 219
Roadways > Paved 212,798 km 2013 11th out of 159
Roadways > Total 1.58 million km 2013 4th out of 195
Roadways > Unpaved 1.37 million km 2013 1st out of 14
Transportation > Note the International Maritime Bureau reports that the territorial and offshore waters in the Atlantic Ocean remain a significant risk for piracy and armed robbery against ships; 2010 saw an 80% increase in attacks over 2009; numerous commercial vessels were attacked and hijacked both at anchor and while underway; crews were robbed and stores or cargoes stolen 2012
Waterways 50,000 km 2012 1st out of 31

SOURCES: International Civil Aviation Organisation, Civil Aviation Statistics of the World and ICAO staff estimates.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Numbeo traffic inefficiency index; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and data files.; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2085.html, Roadways.; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Citation

"Brazil Transport Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Brazil/Transport

Brazil ranked first for airports amongst Hot countries in 2013.
Brazil ranked second for airports > with paved runways > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.
Brazil ranked first for roadways > total amongst Catholic countries in 2013.

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