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U.S. transportation sector: GHG emissions by source 2017

This statistic provides a breakdown of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S. transportation sector in 2017, by source. In that year, medium- and heavy-duty trucks accounted for around 23 percent of GHG emissions emitted from the overall transportation sector.

Breakdown of U.S. transportation sector GHG emissions in 2017, by source

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Release date

June 2019


United States

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Supplementary notes

Transportation emissions include the following: CO2, N2O, CH4, and HFCs from transportation sources like highway vehicles, aircraft, ships and boats, rail, pipelines and lubricants.

* Other sources include buses, motorcycles, pipelines and lubricants.

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