Table 5. Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table 5. Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group for CBSA of Origin: 2002

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

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Commodity Group (2-digit SCTG) Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All Commodities2 158,772 100 202,099 100 27,909 100 461
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 9,226 5.8 8,495 4.2 2,579 9.2 279
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 10,449 6.6 11,647 5.8 3,010 10.8 218
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 623 0.4 91,593 45.3 4,766 17.1 42
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 6,426 4 38,713 19.2 S S 47
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 22,723 14.3 6,743 3.3 3,465 12.4 381
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 19,142 12.1 9,370 4.6 3,970 14.2 731
31-34 Base metal and machinery 20,390 12.8 21,286 10.5 5,927 21.2 417
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 37,395 23.6 4,232 2.1 1,513 5.4 590
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 32,169 20.3 9,866 4.9 1,827 6.5 388
Commodity Unknown 229 0.1 153 17 678

KEY:
– Represents data cell 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 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See "Mileage Calculations" section for additional information.
2 Estimates exclude 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: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Metropolitan Data, December 2004.