Table 7a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity group and Export Mode of Transportation: 2002

Table 7a. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity group and Export Mode of Transportation: 2002

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

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All Commodities

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 595,518 100.0 487,473 100.0
Single modes 508,639 85.4 452,934 92.9
Truck 148,459 24.9 54,923 11.3
Rail 17,536 2.9 49,916 10.2
Water 162,273 27.2 344,416 70.7
Air (including truck and air) 180,265 30.3 3,441 0.7
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes 71,541 12.0 24,242 5.0
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24,360 4.1 585 0.1
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 47,181 7.9 23,657 4.9
Other and unknown modes 15,338 2.6 10,296 2.1

SCTG 01-05, Agriculture products and fish

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 47,056 7.9 218,571 44.8
Single modes 44,553 7.5 210,677 43.2
Truck 6,086 1.0 6,960 1.4
Rail 1,740 0.3 11,410 2.3
Water 35,946 6.0 191,786 39.3
Air (including truck and air) S S S S
Pipeline
Multiple modes 1,679 0.3 4,279 0.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 1,645 0.3 4,274 0.9
Other and unknown modes 824 0.1 3,615 0.7

SCTG 06-09, Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 12,552 2.1 12,842 2.6
Single modes 11,358 1.9 11,774 2.4
Truck 3,455 0.6 3,465 0.7
Rail 932 0.2 2,356 0.5
Water 6,864 1.2 5,928 1.2
Air (including truck and air) S S S S
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes 982 0.2 816 0.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15 S S
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 966 0.2 809 0.2
Other and unknown modes 213 252

SCTG 10-14, Stones, nonmetallic minerals, and metallic ores

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 4,035 0.7 28,186 5.8
Single modes 3,068 0.5 24,740 5.1
Truck 540 2,298 0.5
Rail 380 10,165 2.1
Water 2,121 0.4 12,272 2.5
Air (including truck and air) S S 5
Pipeline
Multiple modes S S 3,259 0.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes S S 3,257 0.7
Other and unknown modes 36 187

SCTG 15-19, Coal and petroleum products

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 6,946 1.2 63,235 13.0
Single modes 6,595 1.1 58,645 12.0
Truck 1,260 0.2 S S
Rail 374 2,568 0.5
Water 4,813 0.8 52,115 10.7
Air (including truck and air) S S S S
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes S S S S
Other and unknown modes 40 S S

SCTG 20-24, Pharmaceutical and chemical products

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 75,620 12.7 64,254 13.2
Single modes 69,811 11.7 61,470 12.6
Truck 17,652 3.0 8,832 1.8
Rail 3,856 0.6 17,228 3.5
Water 32,775 5.5 35,038 7.2
Air (including truck and air) 15,525 2.6 371
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes 4,665 0.8 2,285 0.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 485 43
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 4,180 0.7 2,242 0.5
Other and unknown modes 1,143 0.2 499 0.1

SCTG 25-30, Logs, wood products, and textile and leather

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 37,489 6.3 34,177 7.0
Single modes 31,916 5.4 28,728 5.9
Truck 9,686 1.6 5,734 1.2
Rail S S 2,303 0.5
Water 18,044 3.0 20,549 4.2
Air (including truck and air) 2,812 0.5 142
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes 4,855 0.8 4,890 1.0
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 910 0.2 73
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 3,945 0.7 4,817 1.0
Other and unknown modes 718 0.1 559 0.1

SCTG 31-34, Base metal and machinery

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 85,835 14.4 31,965 6.6
Single modes 71,968 12.1 25,385 5.2
Truck 33,524 5.6 10,952 2.2
Rail 1,592 0.3 1,879 0.4
Water 19,751 3.3 11,855 2.4
Air (including truck and air) 17,101 2.9 699 0.1
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes 8,258 1.4 2,694 0.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,018 0.5 111
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 5,240 0.9 2,582 0.5
Other and unknown modes 5,608 0.9 S S

SCTG 35-38, Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 285,483 47.9 17,083 3.5
Single modes 238,235 40.0 15,532 3.2
Truck 68,568 11.5 10,265 2.1
Rail 7,143 1.2 1,355 0.3
Water 27,070 4.5 3,068 0.6
Air (including truck and air) 135,387 22.7 843 0.2
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes 41,725 7.0 1,002 0.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 16,234 2.7 124
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes S S 879 0.2
Other and unknown modes 5,522 0.9 548 0.1

SCTG 39-43, Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 38,672 6.5 15,945 3.3
Single modes 29,996 5.0 14,783 3.0
Truck 7,418 1.2 3,227 0.7
Rail 106 607 0.1
Water 14,577 2.4 10,751 2.2
Air (including truck and air) 7,895 1.3 197
Pipeline S S S S
Multiple modes 7,447 1.3 1,026 0.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 27
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes 3,808 0.6 999 0.2
Other and unknown modes 1,229 0.2 137

Commodity unknown

Export mode of transportation Value Tons
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent
All modes1 1,830 0.3 S S
Single modes 1,138 0.2 S S
Truck 271 S S
Rail S S S S
Water 312 S S
Air (including truck and air) 516 S S
Pipeline
Multiple modes S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S
Truck and rail
All other multiple modes S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S 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-shipment 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.