2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Delaware

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Delaware

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Delaware $ 20,348 (millions) 30,988 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 0.2 0.3

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Delaware by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Pharmaceutical products (21) 19.2
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 12.1
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 9.7
Mixed freight (43) 7.6
Plastics and rubber (24) 7.4
Other commodities 44.0
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Delaware by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 30.6
Fuel oils (18) 11.6
Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. (19) 11.4
Basic chemicals (20) 7.1
Natural sands (11) 5.3
Other commodities 34.0
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Delaware 23.4
New Jersey 13.1
Pennsylvania 12.4
New York 7.2
Ohio 6.3
Maryland 4.2
Other states 33.4
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Delaware 56.5
Pennsylvania 16.6
New Jersey 8.5
Maryland 5.2
Virginia 2.4
New York 1.8
Other states 9.0
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Pennsylvania 29.0
Delaware 15.5
Maryland 6.9
New Jersey 6.2
Ohio 4.9
Virginia 4.8
Other states 32.7
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Delaware 37.0
Maryland 11.0
New Jersey 6.7
Virginia 2.0
Michigan 0.6
Illinois 0.5
Other states 42.2
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Delaware

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 71.2 69.0
Air (including truck and air) 1.1
Rail S 2.9
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 0.3 S
Pipeline* 8.2 25.1
Multiple modes** 16.5 1.0
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 9.8 0.3
Other and unknown mode 1.7 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Delaware

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 33.1 72.9
50 to 99 miles 9.8 8.8
100 to 249 miles 19.1 10.0
250 to 499 miles 17.1 3.4
500 to 749 miles 6.8 2.3
750 to 999 miles 4.6 1.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.8 0.7
1,500 to 1,999 miles 0.5 0.2
2,000 miles or more 6.2 0.7
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.