2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Colorado

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Colorado

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Colorado $ 93,184 (millions) 150,476 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.1 1.3

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Colorado by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Mixed freight (43) 17.0
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 12.3
Machinery (34) 6.5
Miscellaneous manufactured products (40) 5.9
Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations (05) 4.8
Other commodities 53.5
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Colorado by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Coal (15) 30.4
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 16.8
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 12.4
Cereal grains (02) 4.2
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 3.6
Other commodities 32.6
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Colorado 45.9
California 10.4
Texas 4.4
Utah 3.3
Illinois 3.0
Wyoming 2.6
Other states 30.4
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Colorado 59.7
Arizona 7.8
Texas 3.1
Alabama 2.7
Illinois 2.3
Mississippi 2.2
Other states 22.2
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Colorado 40.9
California 7.9
Texas 6.3
Illinois 3.2
Utah 3.0
Missouri 2.3
Other states 36.4
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Colorado 66.8
Wyoming 10.2
Texas 3.2
Utah 2.4
California 1.4
Kansas 1.4
Other states 14.6
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Colorado

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 68.8 70.5
Air (including truck and air) 7.5
Rail 3.0 24.0
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft)
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 16.7 3.1
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 16.4 0.2
Other and unknown mode 3.7 1.5
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Colorado

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 32.4 48.1
50 to 99 miles 8.0 6.0
100 to 249 miles 8.5 13.9
250 to 499 miles 9.2 11.0
500 to 749 miles 8.3 5.7
750 to 999 miles 17.8 4.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 8.9 10.5
1,500 to 1,999 miles 6.6 0.6
2,000 miles or more S S
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.