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

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#### 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 Peru United States HISTORY
Goods transported > Million ton-km 627
Ranked 76th.
2.79 million
Ranked 1st. 4447 times more than Peru

Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 55
Ranked 77th.
9,935
Ranked 20th. 181 times more than Peru

Rail lines > Total route-km 2,020
Ranked 58th.
228,513
Ranked 2nd. 113 times more than Peru

Rail lines > Total route-km per million 68.21
Ranked 68th.
733.38
Ranked 9th. 11 times more than Peru

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km 900
Ranked 64th.
2.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 2805 times more than Peru

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 0.0304
Ranked 69th.
8.1
Ranked 4th. 267 times more than Peru

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 76
Ranked 72nd.
9,518
Ranked 23th. 125 times more than Peru

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 2.57
Ranked 76th.
30.55
Ranked 63th. 12 times more than Peru

Standard gauge 1,772 km
Ranked 18th.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 127 times more than Peru

Standard gauge > Per \$ GDP 18.51 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 27th. 1% more than United States
18.25 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 29th.

Standard gauge per million 60.3 km
Ranked 34th.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than Peru

Total 1,907 km
Ranked 74th.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 118 times more than Peru

Total > Per \$ GDP 21.32 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 90th. 17% more than United States
18.25 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 96th.

Total > Per capita 0.068 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 78th.
0.752 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Peru

Total per million 69.48 km
Ranked 74th.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than Peru

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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