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 43,541 100 33,056 100 4,164 100 523
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 698 1.6 1,278 3.9 114 2.7 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 1,115 2.6 1,591 4.8 348 8.4 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 114 0.3 11,215 33.9 200 4.8 19
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 1,660 3.8 6,623 20 490 11.8 62
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 16,007 36.8 1,274 3.9 340 8.2 172
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 2,956 6.8 S S 636 15.3 768
31-34 Base metal and machinery 4,876 11.2 3,466 10.5 582 14 S
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 11,121 25.5 512 1.5 429 10.3 570
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 4,971 11.4 3,534 10.7 1,024 24.6 956
Commodity Unknown 22 21 2 S

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.