# Transport > Railways Stats: compare key data on China & United States

#### Definitions

• Goods transported > Million ton-km: Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled."
• Passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
• Rail lines > Total route-km: Rail lines (total route-km). Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks.
• Rail lines > Total route-km per million: Rail lines (total route-km). Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
• Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km: Railways, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled.
• Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000: Railways, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
• Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
• Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
• Standard gauge: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge
• Standard gauge > Per \$ GDP: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge Per \$ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion \$ gross domestic product.
• Standard gauge per million: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
• 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.
• Total > Per \$ GDP: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per \$ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion \$ gross domestic product.
• Total > Per capita: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
• Total per million: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT China United States HISTORY
Goods transported > Million ton-km 2.51 million
Ranked 2nd.
2.79 million
Ranked 1st. 11% more than China

Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 772,834
Ranked 1st. 78 times more than United States
9,935
Ranked 20th.

Rail lines > Total route-km 66,239
Ranked 4th.
228,513
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China

Rail lines > Total route-km per million 49.28
Ranked 77th.
733.38
Ranked 9th. 15 times more than China

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km 2.56 million
Ranked 1st. 2% more than United States
2.52 million
Ranked 2nd.

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 1.91
Ranked 16th.
8.1
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than China

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 815,699
Ranked 2nd. 86 times more than United States
9,518
Ranked 23th.

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 606.86
Ranked 20th. 20 times more than United States
30.55
Ranked 63th.

Standard gauge 77,084 km
Ranked 2nd.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China

Standard gauge > Per \$ GDP 33.62 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 24th. 84% more than United States
18.25 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 29th.

Standard gauge per million 58.19 km
Ranked 35th.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than China

Total 86,000 km
Ranked 3rd.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than China

Total > Per \$ GDP 33.62 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 83th. 84% more than United States
18.25 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 96th.

Total > Per capita 0.059 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 82nd.
0.752 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than China

Total per million 58.76 km
Ranked 83th.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than China

SOURCES: World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Urban Development Department, Transport Division.; World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Information and Communications Technologies Department, Transport Division.; World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Information and Communications Technologies Department, Transport Division. 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.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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.

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