Table B-10. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Selected Commodities for Hazardous Materials: 2002

Table B-10. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Selected Commodities for Hazardous Materials: 2002

[Estimates are shown as percents and are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey]

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SCTG Code Commodity Description Value - CV Value - Hazardous Tons - CV Tons - Hazardous Ton-miles - CV Ton-miles - Hazardous
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of Percent CV Std. error of Percent
  Total 1.5 3.0 0.2 1.1 4.2 0.7 3.2 4.4 0.5
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.8 10.4 10.4
18 Fuel oils 8.1 8.1 8.1 8.1 9.5 9.5
19 Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 9.2 11.7 2.9 10.7 12.6 4.2 12.9 13.7 4.4
20 Basic chemicals 9.2 11.1 3.9 16.0 19.6 2.9 13.2 11.9 4.9
22 Fertilizers 14.3 23.5 3.5 28.9 21.8 2.7 22.0 16.1 2.2
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 4.7 16.1 2.8 3.7 11.1 3.3 6.6 12.7 3.2
All other SCTG codes 1.6 7.7 2.1 19.5 3.6 13.1 0.1

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.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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