Transport Sector
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

European Commission - Eurostat
All transport activities irrespective of the economic sector in which the activity occurs. Fuels consumed in the following ISIC and NACE categories: Divisions 60, 61 and 62.

International Energy Agency (IEA)
All transport activities irrespective of the economic sector in which the activity occurs. Fuels consumed in the following ISIC and NACE categories: Divisions 60, 61 and 62.

Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE)
The final consumption of a country’s transportation sector is the total amount of fuel required to move its vehicle fleet. The modes of transportation may be: a) Highway, b) Railroad, c) Air, d) River, and e) Maritime.

What are those vehicles? Those that load fuel within the borders of the country, regardless of where they are registered.

Some countries follow the practice of considering as exports what ships and aircraft under foreign flags load here without accounting as imports what domestic ships and aircraft load abroad. Furthermore, they do not pay attention to the same situation in highway transportation: when a truck fills its tanks in a gasoline station, nobody asks the driver if he is coming from or is about to cross a border. The case cannot be an exception for countries crossed by important international routes or that have more attractive prices than their neighbors.

OLADE criterion is “Purchased is Consumed”. The opposite procedure is not consistent if not complete, but completing it may involve a complicated, unnecessary task.

Note that special vehicles such as cranes, tractors, caterpillars, cement trucks, tanker trucks, and others, do not pertain to the transportation sector, as well as consumption other than that of vehicles, such as electricity consumed in the buildings of transportation companies.

Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
The Transport Sector includes all fuels for transport except international marine bunkers. It includes transport in the industry sector and covers road, railway, air, internal navigation (including small craft, fishing vessels and coastal shipping not included under marine bunkers), and non-specified transport.

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
All transport activities irrespective of the economic sector in which the activity occurs. Fuels consumed in the following ISIC and NACE categories: Divisions 60, 61 and 62.

UNSD Energy Statistics Section
Consumption by transport includes all fuel consumed by road traffic, by ships engaged in transport in inland and coastal waters and aircraft engaged in domestic flights, and by railways. Fuels consumed by agricultural equipment are included in agricultural consumption.