2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: North Carolina

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: North Carolina

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in North Carolina $ 293,604 (millions) 276,004 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 3.5 2.4

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in North Carolina by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 14.4
Mixed freight (43) 12.1
Pharmaceutical products (21) 9.6
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 6.9
Tobacco products (09) 6.6
Other commodities 50.4
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in North Carolina by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 20.8
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 13.9
Wood products (26) 10.0
Natural sands (11) 9.1
Mixed freight (43) 5.7
Other commodities 40.5
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
North Carolina 39.4
South Carolina 6.5
Virginia 5.3
Georgia 5.3
Pennsylvania 4.7
Florida 4.3
Other states 34.5
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
North Carolina 74.4
South Carolina 4.7
Virginia 4.6
Georgia 2.4
Florida 1.3
Tennessee 1.2
Other states 11.4
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
North Carolina 45.0
South Carolina 6.6
Georgia 5.7
Tennessee 4.1
Ohio 3.7
Virginia 3.5
Other states 31.4
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
North Carolina 62.6
Kentucky 6.3
South Carolina 4.5
West Virginia 4.4
Virginia 4.2
Ohio 3.8
Other states 14.2
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in North Carolina

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 90.1 87.4
Air (including truck and air) 1.0
Rail 0.9 S
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S S
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 5.5 0.3
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 5.4 0.2
Other and unknown mode 2.2 3.2
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in North Carolina

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 26.1 58.2
50 to 99 miles 11.1 15.7
100 to 249 miles 17.7 11.9
250 to 499 miles 19.5 6.7
500 to 749 miles 13.5 4.3
750 to 999 miles 3.8 1.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 3.0 1.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1.4 0.3
2,000 miles or more 4.0 0.8
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.