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Transport sector CO2 emissions worldwide 1990-2018, by country

Over the past three decades the United States has been the biggest emitter of transport sector carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. In 2018, transport emissions in the U.S. totaled 1.76 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide. Throughout this period the European Union was the second biggest emitter, but in recent decades rapid economic growth has seen transport sector CO2 emissions in China surged from 127 million metric tons in 1995 to 927 million metric tons in 2018.

Transport sector carbon dioxide emissions worldwide 1990 to 2018, by country or region

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Release date

November 2020


Worldwide, Africa, North America, Europe, APAC, MENA

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*EU-28 is considered as European Union.
**excluding Hong Kong.

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