ROADS in JAPAN

Statistics

Road Length by Category (April 2017)

CategoryUnit: km
Motorways8,795
Highways, Main or National Roads51,923
Secondary or Regional Roads93,345
Other Roads197,499
Total351,562

・ Roads less than 5.5m in width have been excluded from the statistics.

(Source: Road Statistics Annual Report [Douro Toukei Nenpo] 2017, Road Bureau, MLIT)

vehicular Traffic Volume (2016)

Vehicle typeUnit: million vehicle-kilometers/year
Passenger cars525,470
Buses & Motor coaches5,916
Vans, pick-ups, lorries, road tractors198,381
Total729,768

・ Source: Transport-related Statistics Data [Kotsu Kanren Toukei Shiryoshu], Policy Bureau, MLIT

Freight Transport(2016)

ModesUnit: million ton-km/year
Road212,034
Rail21,654
Inland Waterway180,381
Total413,680

Passengers Transport(2016)

ModesUnit: million passenger-km/year
Road, public transport63,737
Road, private transport821,360
Rail431,799
Total1,316,896

・ Source: Transport-related Statistics Data [Kotsu Kanren Toukei Shiryoshu], Policy Bureau, MLIT

Vehicles in Use (Mar. 31, 2018)

Vehicle typeUnit: vehicles
Passenger cars61,584,906
Buses & Motor coaches233,542
Vans, pick-ups, lorries, road tractors15,949,158
Total77,767,606
(Reference) Motorcycles & Mopeds3,624,586

(Source: Automobile Inspection & Registration Information Association website)

Road Accidents (2017)

 Unit: accidents, or persons
Number of Injury Accidents472,165
Number of Persons Injured584,541
Number of Persons Killed3,694

(Source: Traffic Accidents Situation, and Number of Fatalities within 30 days from the Time of Accident, National Police Agency)

Road Expenditure(2016)

 Unit: million yen
Gross investment3,809,371
Maintenance expenditures1,924,397
Total5,733,768

・ Expenditures for toll roads are excluded.

(Source: Road Statistics Annual Report [Douro Toukei Nenpo] 2012, Road Bureau, MLIT)

*MLIT: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

 
  • Home
  • Infrastructure
  • Traffic Management
  • Safety
  • Technologie Standard
  • Topics
  • Contact us
  • Links

pagetop