2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Connecticut

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Connecticut

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Connecticut $ 82,477 (millions) 48,894 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.0 0.4

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Connecticut by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Mixed freight (43) 12.5
Machinery (34) 8.4
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 8.4
Precision instruments and apparatus (38) 6.9
Miscellaneous manufactured products (40) 5.6
Other commodities 58.2
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Connecticut by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 19.0
Natural sands (11) 6.2
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 6.1
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 3.9
Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. (23) 2.8
Other commodities 62.0
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Connecticut 24.7
New York 15.3
New Jersey 9.1
Massachusetts 8.9
Pennsylvania 3.7
California 3.1
Other states 35.2
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Connecticut 73.5
Massachusetts 6.1
New York 5.5
New Jersey 4.2
Rhode Island 1.6
Pennsylvania 1.3
Other states 7.8
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Connecticut 27.1
Massachusetts 12.4
New York 7.8
New Jersey 5.9
Pennsylvania 4.9
Tennessee 4.3
Other states 37.6
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Connecticut 60.7
New Jersey 8.5
Massachusetts 5.9
New York 5.4
Pennsylvania 2.7
Rhode Island 2.5
Other states 14.3
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Connecticut

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 74.9 96.7
Air (including truck and air) 2.0
Rail 0.1 1.0
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft)
Pipeline*
Multiple modes** 20.7 1.3
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 20.7 0.9
Other and unknown mode 2.2 0.9
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Connecticut

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 26.7 75.2
50 to 99 miles 20.3 11.2
100 to 249 miles 18.2 6.6
250 to 499 miles 6.6 2.0
500 to 749 miles 7.0 1.8
750 to 999 miles 6.4 1.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 6.6 1.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 3.2 0.3
2,000 miles or more 5.0 0.5
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.