spending on roads and transport in 4 countries
The chart illustrates the proportion of government's money used for roads and transport in Italy, Portugal, the Uk and the US between 1990 and 2005.
Generally, it is clear that there was a decrease in the percentage of government spending for roads and transport in Portugal over a 4-year period, while the figures in the USA increased.In addition, the amount of nation budget used for roads and transport was generally highest in Portugal, while the UK tend to spent the at least amount over the entire period.
Looking at the bar chart in more detail, the percentage of money spent on roads and transport in Portugal reached the highest point at 27% in the first year of this period, and the figures reduced slowly to 20 % in 2005 .In contrast, the figures in the USA started at just over 10%, after which there was a slight rise from 10% in 1995 to 15% in 2005.
In 1990, the government of Italy allocated 22% for roads and transport, which was more than twice greater than that of the UK and the US, at 10% and 11% respectively. The figures grew to 24% in 2000 before it dropped to 19%. The proportion of expenditure for roads and transport in the UK government stood at 10% in 1990 and hit the lowest point at 7% in the last year of the given period after it fluctuated from 1995 to 2000.