Table 11a. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Selected Commodities: 2002

Table 11a. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Selected Commodities: 2002

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

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SCTG Code 1 Commodity Description Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles
per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent 2002
(millions)
Percent
  Total 660,181 100.0 2,191,519 100.0 326,727 100.0 136
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 279,407 42.3 1,063,569 48.5 117,219 35.9 52
18 Fuel oils 116,119 17.6 549,007 25.1 55,464 17.0 32
19 Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 41,855 6.3 199,735 9.1 40,959 12.5 64
20 Basic chemicals 84,087 12.7 273,077 12.5 72,552 22.2 223
22 Fertilizers 5,587 0.8 27,987 1.3 8,376 2.6 142
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 53,008 8.0 34,891 1.6 14,324 4.4 326
All other SCTG codes 80,118 12.1 43,253 2.0 17,833 5.5 221

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

1 SCTG codes were selected based on estimated tons without regard to sampling variability.

NOTE: Percentages represent the proportion of hazardous materials to the two digit commodity total.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Hazmat Data, December 2004.