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 21,486 100 32,140 100 9,372 100 247
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 378 1.8 853 2.7 712 7.6 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 1,109 5.2 735 2.3 S S S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 23 0.1 4,881 15.2 124 1.3 24
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 3,313 15.4 11,427 35.6 1,809 19.3 82
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 2,289 10.7 4,263 13.3 2,539 27.1 S
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 1,585 7.4 1,048 3.3 310 3.3 466
31-34 Base metal and machinery 7,075 32.9 6,124 19.1 3,165 33.8 390
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 2,958 13.8 200 0.6 166 1.8 398
39-43 Furniture and miscellaneous manufactured products 2,718 12.7 S S 368 3.9 S
Commodity Unknown 37 0.2 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.