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Brazil


    • Railroads:

        total:
        30,612 km (1992)

        broad gauge:
        5,369 km 1.600-m gauge (1,108 km electrified)

        standard gauge:
        194 km 1.440-m gauge

        narrow gauge:
        24,739 km 1.000-m gauge (112 km electrified); 13 km 0.760-m gauge

        dual gauge:
        310 km 1.600-m/1.000-m gauge (78 km electrified)

    • Highways:

        total:
        1,670,148 km

        paved:
        161,503 km

        unpaved:
        gravel/earth 1,508,645 km (1990)

    • Inland waterways:
      50,000 km navigable

    • Pipelines:
      crude oil 2,000 km; petroleum products 3,804 km; natural gas 1,095 km

    • Ports:
      Belem, Fortaleza, Ilheus, Imbituba, Manaus, Paranagua, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande, Salvador, Santos, Vitoria

    • Merchant marine:

        total:
        215 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 5,128,654 GRT/8,664,776 DWT

        ships by type:
        bulk 52, cargo 34, chemical tanker 13, combination ore/oil 12, container 12, liquefied gas tanker 11, oil tanker 64, passenger-cargo 5, refrigerated cargo 1, roll-on/roll-off cargo 11

    • Airports:

        total:
        3,467

        with paved runways over 3,047 m:
        5

        with paved runways 2,438 to 3,047 m:
        19

        with paved runways 1,524 to 2,437 m:
        126

        with paved runways 914 to 1,523 m:
        286

        with paved runways under 914 m:
        1,652

        with unpaved runways 1,524 to 2,438 m:
        76

        with unpaved runways 914 to 1,523 m:
        1,303






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