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Road transport carbon dioxide emissions worldwide 2018, by region

Regional road transport carbon dioxide emissions in 2018 were highest in North America, at almost 1.8 billion metric tons. Much of these emissions were produced in the United States, which is the top emitter of road transport CO2 emissions worldwide. The Asia-Pacific region emitted the second largest volume of road transport CO2 emissions that year at 1.5 billion metric tons. Of this amount, roughly half was emitted in China.

Road transport accounts for the largest share of transportation sector CO2 emissions worldwide.

Road transport carbon dioxide emissions worldwide in 2018, by region

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Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide, Africa, North America, Europe, Central and South America, OECD, MENA

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Information on IEA's geographical coverage can be found here

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