Transportation activity trends in Canada

Between 1990 and 2014, domestic freight transportationFootnote [1] activity (expressed in tonne-kilometres)Footnote [2] increased by 69%, from 575 to 972 billion tonne-kilometres. During the same period, passenger travel (expressed in passenger-kilometres)Footnote [3] grew by 52%, from 492 to 751 billion passenger-kilometres.

Domestic freight and passenger transportation activity, Canada, 1990 to 2014

Line charts showing domestic freight on left and passenger transportation on right. Long description below.

Long description

The line charts show the level of freight (left chart) and passenger travel (right chart) activity in Canada (expressed in billion tonne-kilometres for freight travel and billion passenger-kilometres for passenger travel) for the 1990 to 2014 period.

Data for this chart
Domestic freight and passenger transportation activity, Canada, 1990 to 2014
YearDomestic freight transportation (billion tonne-kilometres)Passenger transportation (billion passenger-kilometres)
1990575492
1991563481
1992544502
1993567510
1994629524
1995651546
1996664549
1997709576
1998716586
1999737598
2000775610
2001761609
2002786628
2003821632
2004857643
2005895660
2006896666
2007897688
2008870688
2009784695
2010851722
2011852735
2012886741
2013917750
2014972751

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Source: Natural Resources Canada (2017) Energy Use Data Handbook Tables – Transportation Sector – Transportation Secondary Energy Use (Final Demand) by Energy Source and Transportation Mode.

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