2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Kentucky

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Kentucky

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Kentucky $ 189,390 (millions) 336,341 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 2.3 2.9

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Kentucky by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 14.4
Mixed freight (43) 7.4
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 6.2
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 5.7
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 4.3
Other commodities 62.0
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Kentucky by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Coal (15) 44.0
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 14.2
Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. (19) 6.9
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 4.0
Fuel oils (18) 2.5
Other commodities 28.4
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Kentucky 22.0
Ohio 7.6
Tennessee 5.9
Michigan 5.8
Indiana 5.2
Texas 4.6
Other states 48.9
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Kentucky 42.4
Ohio 9.3
Georgia 6.7
North Carolina 6.2
Tennessee 4.3
South Carolina 3.9
Other states 27.2
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Kentucky 26.1
Ohio 11.0
Indiana 10.6
Tennessee 6.4
Michigan 4.8
Illinois 4.7
Other states 36.4
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Kentucky 53.5
Ohio 7.8
Illinois 7.6
West Virginia 5.1
Indiana 4.7
Tennessee 4.5
Other states 16.8
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Kentucky

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 83.1 47.5
Air (including truck and air) 0.6
Rail 3.7 31.7
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S 9.8
Pipeline* 0.1 0.2
Multiple modes** 9.5 0.9
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 9.0 0.1
Other and unknown mode 1.1 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Kentucky

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 16.8 37.9
50 to 99 miles 8.3 6.7
100 to 249 miles 18.0 23.6
250 to 499 miles 26.4 20.7
500 to 749 miles 18.1 8.0
750 to 999 miles 5.6 1.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1.8 0.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 4.2 0.8
2,000 miles or more 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.