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 121,536 100 249,660 100 75,712 100 473
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 12,615 10.4 71,905 28.8 37,114 49 108
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 11,154 9.2 23,436 9.4 12,465 16.5 172
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 605 0.5 48,026 19.2 5,828 7.7 53
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 8,250 6.8 53,640 21.5 6,790 9 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 10,492 8.6 5,722 2.3 2,137 2.8 272
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 5,888 4.8 3,701 1.5 1,509 2 571
31-34 Base metal and machinery 27,980 23 28,250 11.3 4,839 6.4 254
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 20,217 16.6 2,463 1 1,048 1.4 798
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 23,992 19.7 10,836 4.3 3,218 4.3 591
Commodity Unknown 343 0.3 S S S S 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.