90 Percent Confidence Intervals for 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Alabama

90 Percent Confidence Intervals for 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Alabama

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Alabama $ 115,120.3 - 140,333.7 (millions) 182,211.8 - 250,554.2 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.4 - 1.7 1.6 - 2.1

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Alabama by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Mixed freight (43) 6.6 - 12.2
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 5.4 - 10.6
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 4.9 - 10.9
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 4.9 - 7.3
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 4.1 - 6.7
Other commodities (X)
Total (X)

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Alabama by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 5.4 - 17.6
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 8.4 - 11.4
Coal (15) 7.7 - 10.7
Wood products (26) 1.7 - 12.3
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 4.1 - 7.7
Other commodities (X)
Total (X)

Outbound Shipments from the State of Alabama
Leading States by Value and Weight

State of destination Percent of value
Alabama 29.0 - 34.2
Georgia 9.8 - 13.4
Florida 4.7 - 6.7
Tennessee 3.6 - 7.0
Texas 4.0 - 6.4
Mississippi 2.3 - 6.9
Other states (X)
Total (X)

State of destination Percent of weight
Alabama 50.9 - 62.5
Georgia 4.0 - 14.6
Florida 3.7 - 7.1
Mississippi 2.9 - 5.9
Texas 1.6 - 5.0
Louisiana 1.7 - 4.7
Other states (X)
Total (X)

Inbound Shipments to the State of Alabama
Leading States by Value and Weight

State of origin Percent of value
Alabama 29.7 - 35.3
Georgia 7.1 - 10.1
Tennessee 6.5 - 9.1
Texas 2.3 - 7.9
Mississippi 3.4 - 5.0
Florida 2.2 - 4.8
Other states (X)
Total (X)

State of origin Percent of weight
Alabama 47.5 - 61.3
Wyoming 2.4 - 8.0
Georgia 3.1 - 6.1
Mississippi 1.8 - 4.8
Minnesota 0.6 - 3.0
Colorado 0.8 - 2.8
Other states (X)
Total (X)

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Alabama

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 74.9 - 84.1 63.8 - 77.0
Air (including truck and air) 0.5 - 1.5 (NA)
Rail 6.4 - 11.6 15.4 - 30.0
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) (NA) (NA)
Pipeline* (NA) (NA)
Multiple modes** 4.8 - 9.4 0.0 - 0.6
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 4.6 - 9.2 (NA)
Other and unknown mode 1.8 - 4.2 2.0 - 6.6
Total (X) (X)

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Alabama

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 17.2 - 23.2 36.7 - 48.3
50 to 99 miles 7.8 - 13.8 7.0 - 12.6
100 to 249 miles 17.4 - 22.6 16.7 - 27.7
250 to 499 miles 17.7 - 22.3 10.7 - 13.7
500 to 749 miles 13.0 - 16.0 4.9 - 8.5
750 to 999 miles 5.6 - 7.2 2.0 - 4.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.5 - 4.5 (NA)
1,500 to 1,999 miles 2.2 - 4.8 0.4 - 2.4
2,000 miles or more 0.5 - 1.9 0.0 - 0.6
Total (X) (X)

* Estimate for pipelines excludes shipments of crude petroleum.
** Multiple modes inlcudes Parcel, U.S.P.S or Courier, Truck-Rail, Truck-Water, Rail-Water and Other multiple modes.

(NA) Not available

(X) Not applicable

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey data, March 2005.