2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: California

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: California

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in California $ 923,669 (millions) 903,954 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 11.0 7.7

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in California by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 20.6
Mixed freight (43) 9.2
Precision instruments and apparatus (38) 7.4
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 6.7
Miscellaneous manufactured products (40) 6.2
Other commodities 49.9
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in California by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 20.7
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 14.7
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 13.4
Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. (19) 6.4
Fuel oils (18) 4.8
Other commodities 40.0
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
California 60.4
Texas 5.4
Washington 2.2
Florida 2.2
Illinois 2.2
Arizona 2.0
Other states 25.6
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
California 91.0
Nevada 1.1
Arizona 1.0
Texas 0.8
Oregon 0.7
Washington 0.7
Other states 4.7
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
California 62.3
Texas 3.0
Illinois 2.0
Tennessee 2.0
Oregon 2.0
Ohio 1.9
Other states 26.8
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
California 84.5
Utah 1.2
Texas 1.1
Oregon 1.1
Washington 0.8
Nevada 0.6
Other states 10.7
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in California

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 67.7 84.9
Air (including truck and air) 5.6
Rail 1.1 2.4
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 0.2 1.0
Pipeline* 2.2 8.3
Multiple modes** 19.6 1.3
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 19.0 0.3
Other and unknown mode 3.6 2.1
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in California

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 37.4 73.3
50 to 99 miles 9.0 7.4
100 to 249 miles 7.1 6.9
250 to 499 miles 10.3 5.4
500 to 749 miles 4.9 1.3
750 to 999 miles 3.0 1.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 5.4 0.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles 9.7 2.1
2,000 miles or more 13.1 1.7
Total 100.0 100.0

* 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.

S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

– Represents data cell equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.

NOTE: Data are estimates based on a sample and subject to error. See table on the next page for reliability estimates.

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