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 30,556 100 80,732 100 35,757 100 872
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 3,831 12.5 8,907 11 3,452 9.7 354
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 2,380 7.8 3,187 3.9 1,053 2.9 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 136 0.4 13,337 16.5 897 2.5 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 1,494 4.9 34,206 42.4 23,020 64.4 82
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 1,455 4.8 S S 139 0.4 472
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 1,812 5.9 S S S S 1,180
31-34 Base metal and machinery 4,765 15.6 12,108 15 2,300 6.4 748
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 5,000 16.4 S S S S 594
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 9,559 31.3 1,919 2.4 803 2.2 1,126
Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 559

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.