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 IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) and by facilitating analysis and use of data for free via the IRF Road Data Warehouse.

The IRF World Road Statistics

The IRF has been producing the IRF World Road Statistics (WRS) for over 60 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 2023 (covering data for the years 2016 to 2021) includes up-to-date information for more than 200 countries and 200+ 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.


The IRF World Road Statistics are made possible thanks to the generous support of:

TotalEnergies is convinced that a company must be a proactive player in the territories where it is present, in addition to making socio-economic and societal contributions. This is why we have added citizenship initiatives to our array of activities, and we have chosen to focus them essentially on young people, particularly the most vulnerable. These initiatives are borne by the Fondation TotalEnergies and contribute to the community engagement of our Company, whose employees can devote up to three days of their working time per year to citizenship initiatives. On an international level, the TotalEnergies Foundation promotes the same values.

Youth unemployment and insecurity have worrying, even dramatic, consequences worldwide in economic and human terms.

Since there is no sustainable development that would leave young people by the wayside, the corporate Fondation TotalEnergies acts to give them the keys to taking their fate into their own hands, targeting the most vulnerable amongst them, by promoting equal opportunities and contributing to their autonomy.

The Fondation was created in 1992 and now takes action alongside its partners in four priority areas, in compliance with its history, its disciplines and its values: Youth inclusion and Education; Road Safety; Climate, Coastal Areas and Oceans; Cultural Dialogue and Heritage. Its actions, deployed in the host territories of our Company, essentially in France, or as part of the global public interest program of the TotalEnergies Foundation, thereby contribute to the Company’s community engagement.

Preparing young people together to make informed choices is a duty as much as an economic and social necessity, so that each young person finds their way.” 

Patrick Pouyanné
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The Michelin Corporate Foundation was created in January 2014 under the sign of “Helping people move forward”. It follows Michelin’s traditional societal commitment by echoing the values of respect and solidarity borne by the Group since its creation. To do so, it supports projects that are innovative, engaged in the life of the “City”, coherent with the Group’s activities and close to its collaborators and sites.

The Foundation’s vocation is to act as a complement to the Group’s subsidiaries’ sponsorships, especially by relaying their involvement in local life. This patronage is already very present in many countries where Michelin develops activities.

The Michelin Corporate Foundation aims to bear general interest projects in the long term in every country where the Group is implanted.

The Foundation supports projects in five fields:

  • Sustainable mobility
  • Sport and health
  • Education and the community
  • Protecting the environment
  • Heritage and the arts


“The Michelin Corporate Foundation exemplifies the Group’s social responsibility. Since its creation in 2014, the Foundation has embodied our core values of solidarity and respect, backing projects which directly benefit local communities in over thirty countries” 

Florent Menegaux
President of the Michelin Group 
President of the Executive Board of the
Michelin Corporate Foundation