Table 11b. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Selected Commodities: 2002 and 1997

Table 11b. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Selected Commodities: 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 1 Commodity Description Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles
per shipment
2002
(million $)
1997
(million $)
Percent
change
2002
(thousands)
1997
(thousands)
Percent
change
2002
(millions)
1997
(millions)
Percent
change
2002 1997 Percent
change
  Total 660,181 526,679 25.3 2,191,519 1,783,620 22.9 326,727 294,823 10.8 136 110 23.7
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 279,407 217,862 28.2 1,063,569 871,449 22.0 117,219 101,890 15.0 52 45 13.9
18 Fuel oils 116,119 93,112 24.7 549,007 473,869 15.9 55,464 48,476 14.4 32 28 11.7
19 Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 41,855 31,951 31 199,735 157,065 27.2 40,959 29,528 38.7 64 53 20.5
20 Basic chemicals 84,087 83,770 0.4 273,077 205,042 33.2 72,552 83,771 – 13.4 223 123 81.3
22 Fertilizers 5,587 5,212 7.2 27,987 25,711 8.9 8,376 9,836 – 14.8 142 128 10.5
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 53,008 36,918 43.6 34,891 19,800 76.2 14,324 8,664 65.3 326 202 61.3
All other SCTG codes 80,118 57,854 38.5 43,253 30,683 41.0 17,833 12,657 40.9 221 311 – 28.7

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.