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Table 6b

Weight of Freight Shipments by Two-Digit Commodity: 1993, 1997, and 2002

(Commodity Flow Survey data only)

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SCTG Commodity description Weight (millions tons) Percentage of total
1993 1997 2002 (P) 1993 1997 2002 (P)
  Ranked by 2002 tonnage            
  CFS total 9,688 11,090 11,573 100.0 100.0 100.0
12 Gravel and crushed stone 977 1,815 1,775 10.1 16.4 15.3
15 Coal 1,130 1,217 1,255 11.7 11.0 10.8
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 817 910 910 8.4 8.2 7.9
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 912 963 840 9.4 8.7 7.3
2 Cereal grains 440 490 579 4.5 4.4 5.0
18 Fuel oils 448 482 508 4.6 4.3 4.4
20 Basic chemicals 246 296 497 2.5 2.7 4.3
11 Natural sands 405 443 466 4.2 4.0 4.0
7 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 372 397 463 3.8 3.6 4.0
19 Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 524 475 431 5.4 4.3 3.7

KEY: SCTG = Standard Classification of Transported Goods; P = preliminary; n.e.c. = not elsewhere classified.

NOTE: The CFS totals in this table differ from the larger BTS totals specified in the text and in tables 1, 2, and 3 because they do not include additions to account for the out of scope missing pieces and some in-scope segments that were underrepresented in the CFS, such as waterborne and pipeline shipments.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from the 1993, 1997, and preliminary 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, January 2004.