Road freight carbon dioxide emission shares worldwide as of 2018, by region

More than half of the carbon dioxide emitted by the global road freight fleet are produced in the U.S., China, Europe, and India together in 2018. The U.S. had the highest share, where the country's road freight fleet accounted for 18 percent of the 2.86 billion metric tons of CO2 emitted worldwide by this sector.

Distribution of road freight carbon dioxide emissions worldwide in 2018, by region

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Release date

January 2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Special properties

Based on a total of 2.86 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide

Supplementary notes

Total emissions are divided over the countries by making use of number of trucks per country and average emission per stock vehicle, including buses

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