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 118,297 100 171,270 100 52,836 100 605
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 5,515 4.7 20,396 11.9 30,107 57 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 15,044 12.7 11,888 6.9 5,873 11.1 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 441 0.4 18,187 10.6 548 1 197
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 3,746 3.2 16,721 9.8 5,639 10.7 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 17,970 15.2 2,458 1.4 1,410 2.7 401
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 11,827 10 5,945 3.5 2,050 3.9 953
31-34 Base metal and machinery 16,903 14.3 S S 5,036 9.5 302
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 23,549 19.9 713 0.4 466 0.9 943
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 23,150 19.6 8,369 4.9 1,606 3 655
Commodity Unknown 153 0.1 S S S S 1,081

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.