The World Road Statistics have established a worldwide reputation as a prime reference resource for industry, academic bodies, multilateral institutions and leading governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Public and private organisations regularly turn to the WRS for its detailed statistical profile, with many explicitly expressing their satisfaction with the robust dataset of the WRS and indicators as an essential input for their research and analytical tools.

Testimonials received for the 50th Anniversary edition of the World Road Statistics (WRS):

“The World Bank Group greatly values its long-standing collaboration with the International Road Federation (IRF), whose rigorous and comprehensive World Road Statistics form a prime basis for the transport services data compiled in our annual World Development indicators.”

The World Bank Group

“The IRF’s long experience in the worldwide collection and verification of observed data has created a robust and valuable resource for the work of the UNECE and for the mission of producing better, safer and more sustainable road networks.” 

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UNECE

“Roads are essential to society, and understanding their contribution to the economy and social cohesiveness requires a significant amount of data. IRF has collected these for more than 200 countries and for the past 50 years. The resulting IRF World Road Statistics publication is an invaluable resource for understanding the importance of roads worldwide.” 

OECD / International Transport Forum

“We admire IRF’s emphasis on safety and transportation best practices, and we continue to value the IRF’s advocacy and overall mission, ‘Better Roads, Better World’.” 

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AASHTO

“Tools like the IRF World Road Statistics help the National Interest Services (NIS) program, which ARRB Group coordinates, support an informed Australian land transport community.”

Australian Road Research Board, ARRB Group

“We congratulate IRF for this 50th anniversary edition of its World Road Statistics, which have been especially valuable in the IEA’s analysis of global land transport infrastructure requirements to 2050. We look forward to continued cooperation with IRF to improve understanding of the detailed relationships between the energy and road sectors.”

International Energy Agency, IEA

“As the global voice of the road transport industry, one of the IRU’s roles is to monitor and communicate current statistics for the transport of goods and passengers so that policymakers and the business community can take informed decisions. The IRF World Road Statistics are an essential complement to our own studies and have a well-deserved reputation as a comprehensive and up-to-date source of key road infrastructure and traffic data. Together, they serve as vital tools for the development of sustainable, fact based transport policies worldwide.” 

International Road Transport Union, IRU

“The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) congratulates IRF on bringing out its 50th Anniversary edition of the World Road Statistics. The Ministry subscribes to WRS every year and considers the data to be reliable, effective and relevant wealth of information for its extensive geographical coverage and a primary source of data for Sustainable Surface Transport.”

Indian Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, MoRTH

“OPEC would like to congratulate the International Road Federation (IRF) on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary edition of its World Road Statistics (WRS). OPEC has long subscribed to this extremely useful publication and benefits greatly from the valuable information it provides, especially with regard to the compilation of the Organization’s annual World Oil Outlook. We wish the IRF every success in the years ahead in continuing to generate authoritative data on the transportation sector.” 

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC

“As Australia’s peak organisation of road industry stakeholders, Roads Australia is pleased to endorse the World Road Statistics as an invaluable resource for anyone seeking a comprehensive statistical insight into the state of roads, safety and land transport across the globe.” “Congratulations on your commitment to the WRS and its immense contribution to global industry awareness in road safety, planning and economic development.” 

Roads Australia

“The UN Road Safety Collaboration congratulates IRF on the publication of the 50th Anniversary edition of this useful statistical resource. These reports will be a valuable contribution to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. We look forward to continued collaboration with IRF in this area.” 

United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, UNRSC