International road freight transport worldwide in 2016

This chart represents the volume of goods transited internationally by road in ten countries in 2016, in millions of tonne-kilometers. In Bulgaria, international road freight amounted to more than 28 billion tonne-kilometers in 2016. In the European Union, the volume of goods transported internationally by road was approaching 378 billion tonne-kilometers.

Volume of goods internationally transported by road via various countries of the world in 2016*

Volume of goods in millions of tonne-kilometers
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Release date

May 2017


Bulgaria, Czechia, France, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, North Macedonia

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Supplementary notes

* Tonne-kilometer: one tonne-kilometer (tkm) is a unit of measurement corresponding to the transport of one tonne of goods (including the packaging and tare of intermodal transport units) by a means of transport (road, rail, Air, Sea, Inland Waterways, Pipeline / Pipeline, etc.) over a distance of one kilometer. Only the distance traveled on the national territory of the reporting country is taken into account for national, international and transit transport (Eurostat definition).

The countries for which data were incomplete are not included in this graph.

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