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 44,955 100 34,856 100 5,868 100 502
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 1,011 2.2 466 1.3 135 2.3 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 2,657 5.9 1,653 4.7 405 6.9 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 114 0.3 12,896 37 S S 59
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 1,577 3.5 5,497 15.8 82 1.4 11
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 7,717 17.2 4,867 14 1,443 24.6 376
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 4,457 9.9 1,093 3.1 382 6.5 851
31-34 Base metal and machinery 7,089 15.8 2,891 8.3 1,238 21.1 247
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments S S 2,333 6.7 S S 419
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 7,431 16.5 3,135 9 634 10.8 597
Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 187

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.