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 178,407 100 218,893 100 45,582 100 323
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 7,845 4.4 7,449 3.4 S S 52
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 19,248 10.8 17,114 7.8 3,261 7.2 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 699 0.4 67,464 30.8 S S 35
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 4,340 2.4 61,497 28.1 14,486 31.8 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 25,150 14.1 9,100 4.2 3,078 6.8 414
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 26,528 14.9 17,756 8.1 4,374 9.6 524
31-34 Base metal and machinery 24,561 13.8 21,667 9.9 5,593 12.3 448
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 31,945 17.9 3,330 1.5 1,766 3.9 413
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 37,283 20.9 12,412 5.7 2,991 6.6 187
Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 495

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.