International Road Federation (IRF )

Data & Statistics

Data is the present and the future. IRF provides insights into the sector and beyond by annually publishing the World Road Statistics (WRS) and by facilitating analysis and use of data via the IRF Road Data Warehouse.

The IRF World Road Statistics

The IRF has been producing the IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) for over 50 years. Since 1964, the World Road Statistics (WRS) have been an invaluable reference tool for stakeholders and researchers who want to analyse, understand and report on worldwide, regional and national trends and developments in various topics such as: road networks, road traffic volumes, multi-modal transport, vehicle fleets, country profile, road accidents, production, first registrations, imports and exports of vehicles, expenditures and revenues on road infrastructure, energy, and much more. For testimonials from various leading organisations on the breadth and quality of the WRS data, click here.

The latest IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) edition of 2021 (covering data for the years 2014 to 2019) includes up-to-date information for more than 200 countries and 100+ indicators.  The uniqueness and quality of the IRF WRS data draws on the fact that it is collected annually through a survey administered by the IRF to a solid network of primary statistical sources (e.g. national ministries of transport, public works, road & transport authorities, statistical offices). The collected data then undergoes a thorough verification and validation process and is complemented by secondary sources such as countries’ transport or statistical yearbooks. 

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The IRF World Road Statistics Data Warehouse

Initiated thanks to the generous support of the TotalEnergies Foundation, the IRF Data Warehouse is a web-based global road data platform and warehouse that can complement and support national and regional efforts to collect and manage data. The IRF Data Warehouse also contributes to capacity-building and advocacy activities on a number of topics and in particular, road safety. The entire time series of the IRF World Road Statistics enables immediate and effective data analysis and is complemented by a series of dashboards and interactive data visualisation tools.

The Data Warehouse delivers value by improving data collection methods, storage, sharing, analysis, and improved usage to support effective data-driven policies and activities, especially in regard to road safety.

The platform is programmed in a way that allows plug-ins and the integration of other datasets and aims to support the work of Regional Road Safety Observatories around the world.

World Road Statistics 2021 Sponsors


Ashoka Buildcon Limited

Ashoka Buildcon Limited is one of the leading highway developers in India. It has a footprint across 22 states in India, and overseas the Company has executed projects in the Maldives. The Company’s portfolio is adorned with several prestigious highways and bridge projects. It has won accolades and awards in National and International forums. Ashoka Buildcon is actively involved in various road safety initiatives such as conducting awareness seminars in schools and colleges, safety training, and working with NGO and government authorities to spread awareness about following traffic discipline.


Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network (HELLASTRON)

HELLASTRON was established in 2014 by Greece’s modern motorways and toll infrastructures, namely Attica Tollway, the Rion-Antirrion Bridge, Egnatia Motorway, Nea Odos Motorway, Moreas Motorway, Aegean Motorway, Olympia Odos Motorway and Central Greece Motorway to promote road safety and improve services offered to users. The network operated by the members of HELLASTRON currently has a total length of 2’145 km and is arguably among the most advanced of its kind. As the voice of the tolling industry in Greece, HELLASTRON collaborates with the state authorities, the Greek Parliament and various scientific institutions and entities to help shape national transport and road safety policy. Furthermore, it develops its own educational campaigns, to increase public awareness and promote a widespread culture of road safety and is also a founding member of Greece’s recently launched Green Deal initiative, for the promotion of electric mobility.

Apco Infra

APCO INFRATECH PVT. LTD is an ISO 9001:2015 &OHSAS 18001:2007 certified professionally managed organisation with a dedicated team of 3’000 engineers and professionals. It has many milestones underlining its growth journey in the Highways, Energy, Tunnel, Irrigation, Urban infrastructure & Industrial development. Apco is one of the fastest-growing mid-sized Infrastructure Companies in India. Apco offers comprehensive value-added services of design, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and DBFOT Projects ranging from “Idea to Implementation” with efficient technical support and Engineering Intellect. 


High Volume Transport Applied Research

The High Volume Transport Applied Research Programme (HVT) is a five-year, £18 million investment by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) to undertake research into the complex and interrelated issues of sustainable transport development across Africa and South Asia. This new body of research aims to help inform the decisions of policy-makers in low-income countries and make road and rail transport greener, safer and more accessible, affordable and inclusive and to ultimately make good investment decisions that will help drive economic development and poverty reduction. HVT is delivered through a Programme Management Unit led by the international development consultancy IMC Worldwide.

IBI Group

IBI Group is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm. From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, we design every aspect of a truly integrated city for people to live, work, and play. At IBI Group, we are defining the cities of tomorrow. We organise our expertise into three sectors: Intelligence, Buildings, and Infrastructure. The integration of these disciplines allows IBI Group to provide comprehensive professional services.

Gawar Construction Limited

Gawar Construction Limited is an ISO 9001: 2005 certified limited company with its origin from India.  It has carved out its name for its impeccable track record in the execution of building highways, bridges, roads, ROBs, and other infrastructure. Another testimony to the company’s strong execution capabilities is before time completion of projects and the same has been rewarded by the National Highway Authority of India & Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

G R Infra Projects Limited

G R Infraprojects is an Udaipur-based service provider with over 20 years of legacy in the Construction of Roads and Highways, Bridges and Airport Runways has been consistently designing, engineering and constructing roads and highways of stunning size and complexity across 14 states in India. Primary business operations are broadly divided into three categories: (i) Civil Construction Activities, under which we provide EPC services; (ii) Development of Roads and Highways on a BOT/HAM basis; and (iii) Manufacturing Activities, under which we process Bitumen, Manufacture Thermoplastic Road-Marking Paint, Road Signage and Metal Beam Crash Barries.