Table 2. Inbound Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Destination: 2002

Table 2. Inbound Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Destination: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Destination CBSAs Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All modes 16,773 100.0 54,499 100.0 11,618 100.0 269
Single modes 15,230 90.8 53,842 98.8 11,120 95.7 113
Truck2 12,365 73.7 32,962 60.5 3,005 25.9 102
Rail 1,681 10.0 13,904 25.5 8,021 69.0 340
All other Single modes 1,184 7.1 S S S S 867
Multiple modes 1,327 7.9 S S S S 507
Parcel, USPS or courier 1,239 7.4 50 22 0.2 507
All other Multiple modes S S S S S S 461
Other and unknown modes 216 1.3 S S S S 340

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 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private Truck, only for-hire Truck, or combination of private Truck and for-hire Truck.

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 confidentiality 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.