2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Massachusetts

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Massachusetts

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Massachusetts $ 200,813 (millions) 75,123 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 2.4 0.6

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Massachusetts by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 10.9
Mixed freight (43) 9.7
Precision instruments and apparatus (38) 7.1
Miscellaneous manufactured products (40) 5.6
Pharmaceutical products (21) 5.4
Other commodities 61.3
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Massachusetts by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 19.6
Mixed freight (43) 8.8
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 7.5
Natural sands (11) 4.5
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 4.0
Other commodities 55.6
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Massachusetts 29.0
New York 7.8
New Jersey 4.7
Connecticut 4.7
California 3.8
Pennsylvania 3.5
Other states 46.5
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Massachusetts 69.2
Connecticut 4.7
New Hampshire 3.7
New York 3.4
Rhode Island 2.7
New Jersey 2.0
Other states 14.3
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Massachusetts 36.4
New York 5.7
Pennsylvania 5.3
California 4.8
Connecticut 4.6
New Jersey 4.4
Other states 38.8
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Massachusetts 56.1
Rhode Island 6.7
New Hampshire 4.9
New York 4.5
New Jersey 3.6
Connecticut 3.2
Other states 21.0
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Massachusetts

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 72.4 94.1
Air (including truck and air) S
Rail S S
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S S
Pipeline*
Multiple modes** 20.0 1.4
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 19.8 1.2
Other and unknown mode 3.1 2.2
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Massachusetts

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 27.8 72.0
50 to 99 miles 8.7 7.5
100 to 249 miles 17.3 8.1
250 to 499 miles 7.0 2.9
500 to 749 miles 5.7 1.8
750 to 999 miles 7.5 2.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 5.6 S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S 1.0
2,000 miles or more S 1.1
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.