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

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  • A note: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
  • Goods transported > Million ton-km: Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled."
  • Note: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, standard, narrow, and dual. Other gauges are listed under note.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ethiopia United States HISTORY
A note in 1998, <a href=/country/dj><a href=/country/dj>Djibouti</a></a> and <a href=/country/et>Ethiopia</a> announced plans to revitalize the century-old railroad that links their capitals and since then <a href=/country/et><a href=/country/et>Ethiopia</a></a> has expended considerable effort to repair and maintain the lines; in 2001, <a href=/country/et><a href=/country/et>Ethiopia</a></a> and <a href=/country/su>Sudan</a> agreed to build a line from <a href=/country/et><a href=/country/et>Ethiopia</a></a> to Port <a href=/country/su>Sudan</a> (2000 est.) represents the aggregate length of roadway of all line-haul railroads including an estimate for <a href=/encyclopedia/Class-(biology)><a href=/encyclopedia/Class-(biology)>Class</a></a> II and III railroads (1998)
Goods transported > Million ton-km 50
Ranked 78th.
2.79 million
Ranked 1st. 55765 times more than Ethiopia

Note railway under joint control of Djibouti and Ethiopia but remains largely inoperable represents the aggregate length of roadway of all line-haul railroads including an estimate for class II and III railroads; excludes 135,185 km of yard tracks, sidings, and parallel lines
Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 157
Ranked 68th.
9,935
Ranked 20th. 63 times more than Ethiopia

Rail lines > Total route-km 781
Ranked 71st.
228,513
Ranked 2nd. 293 times more than Ethiopia

Rail lines > Total route-km per million 15.7
Ranked 80th.
733.38
Ranked 9th. 47 times more than Ethiopia

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km 50
Ranked 85th.
2.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 50492 times more than Ethiopia

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 0.00101
Ranked 86th.
8.1
Ranked 4th. 8061 times more than Ethiopia

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 157
Ranked 73th.
9,518
Ranked 23th. 61 times more than Ethiopia

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 3.16
Ranked 79th.
30.55
Ranked 63th. 10 times more than Ethiopia

Total 681 km
Ranked 102nd.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 330 times more than Ethiopia

Total > Per $ GDP 52.5 km per $1 billion of GD
Ranked 67th. 3 times more than United States
18.25 km per $1 billion of GD
Ranked 96th.

Total > Per capita 0.008 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 102nd.
0.752 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 94 times more than Ethiopia

Total per million 8.24 km
Ranked 102nd.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 91 times more than Ethiopia

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