2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Mississippi

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Mississippi

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Mississippi $ 94,897 (millions) 98,720 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.1 0.8

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Mississippi by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 17.0
Mixed freight (43) 13.2
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 4.6
Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and... (39) 4.6
Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations (05) 4.5
Other commodities 56.1
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Mississippi by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 18.2
Wood products (26) 14.3
Fuel oils (18) 8.0
Basic chemicals (20) 6.8
Mixed freight (43) 4.3
Other commodities 48.4
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Mississippi 23.2
Texas 9.5
Louisiana 6.4
Alabama 5.5
California 4.5
Florida 3.5
Other states 47.4
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Mississippi 46.6
Alabama 7.5
Florida 7.1
Louisiana 6.5
California 5.3
Texas 4.6
Other states 22.4
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Mississippi 28.4
Tennessee 9.0
Alabama 7.6
Louisiana 6.4
Arkansas 5.0
Texas 5.0
Other states 38.6
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Mississippi 43.2
Louisiana 13.8
Alabama 8.9
Tennessee 6.3
Arkansas 3.4
Colorado 3.1
Other states 21.3
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Mississippi

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 86.5 69.2
Air (including truck and air) S S
Rail 3.4 8.8
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 2.1 10.6
Pipeline* 1.9 9.0
Multiple modes** 3.7 0.7
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 2.9
Other and unknown mode 2.0 1.7
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Mississippi

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 19.5 30.0
50 to 99 miles 6.8 9.4
100 to 249 miles 19.1 26.6
250 to 499 miles 22.0 14.2
500 to 749 miles 12.9 9.7
750 to 999 miles 10.9 3.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 3.3 1.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 5.3 5.5
2,000 miles or more 0.2 S
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.