Table 5b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 2002 and 1997

Table 5b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 2002 and 1997

[Estimates are based on data from the 2002 and 1997 Commodity Flow Surveys. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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SCTG code Description Value Tons
2002
(million $)
1997
(million $)
Percent change 2002
(thousands)
1997
(thousands)
Percent change
  All Commodities 595,518 555,533 7.2 487,473 445,324 9.5
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 47,056 42,614 10.4 218,571 155,149 40.9
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 12,552 11,125 12.8 12,842 13,316 −3.6
10-14 Stones, nonmetallic minerals, and metallic ores 4,035 3,435 17.5 28,186 15,997 76.2
15-19 Coal and petroleum products1 6,946 7,840 −11.4 63,235 97,581 −35.2
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 75,620 78,284 −3.4 64,254 58,510 9.8
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 37,489 37,095 1.1 34,177 41,099 −16.8
31-34 Base metal and machinery 85,835 80,204 7.0 31,965 24,137 32.4
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 285,483 255,612 11.7 17,083 13,135 30.1
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 38,672 34,073 13.5 15,945 25,191 −36.7
-- Commodity unknown 1,830 5,251 −65.2 S 1,210 S

KEY:
– Represents an estimate equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

1 Estimates exlude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Appendix B tables provide estimated measures of sampling variability. The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentially protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at www.census.gov/cfs.
Coverage for the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) differs from the previous surveys due to a change from the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification System to the 1997 North American Industry Classification System and other survey improvements. Therefore, data users are urged to use caution when comparing 2002 CFS estimates with estimates from prior years.

SOURCE: Research and Innovative Technologies Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Export Data, March 2005.