Highlights

Highlights

Each table in this section presents data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The tables cover the value, weight, and ton-miles of commodity shipments by mode of transportation as measured in the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey.

  • In 2002, the nation's business establishments covered by the CFS shipped over $8.4 trillion worth of goods, weighing 11.7 billion tons.

Origins of Freight Shipments

  • Six states had over $350 billion each of outbound freight shipments. Together these six states accounted for 38 percent of the value of CFS shipments (table 1).
  • By value, the leading state of origin for CFS shipments was California. Other leading states of origin include Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, North Carolina, and Indiana (table 1).
  • By weight, the leading states of origin include Texas, California, Illinois, Ohio, Louisiana, Florida, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Georgia (table 3).

Destinations of Freight Shipment

  • Six states had over $370 billion each of inbound freight shipments. Together these six states accounted for 39 percent of the value of CFS shipments (table 2).
  • By value, the leading states of destination include California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and New Jersey (table 2).
  • By weight, the leading states of destination include Texas, California, Illinois, Ohio, Louisiana, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Michigan (table 4).

Mode of Transportation

  • Nationally, trucks (for-hire, private, and a combination of both) transported 74 percent or $6.2 trillion of the total value of shipments. In twenty-three states, trucks accounted for at least 75 percent of the value of the total shipments originating in each of the state.
  • By weight, trucks transported nearly 67 percent of the total CFS tonnage or 7.8 billion tons. In at least thirty-seven states, truck's share of the freight leaving the state exceeded the national average, accounting for 69 percent of each state's total outbound freight shipments.