90 Percent Confidence Intervals for 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: North Carolina

90 Percent Confidence Intervals for 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: North Carolina

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in North Carolina $ 268,972.1 - 318,235.9 (millions) 222,428.9 - 329,579.1 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 3.2 - 3.8 1.9 - 2.8

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) 10.6 - 18.2
Mixed freight (43) 9.9 - 14.3
Pharmaceutical products (21) 6.5 - 12.7
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 5.6 - 8.2
Tobacco products (09) 3.5 - 9.7
Other commodities (X)
Total (X)

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in North Carolina by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 16.8 - 24.8
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 7.9 - 19.9
Wood products (26) 5.5 - 14.5
Natural sands (11) 4.8 - 13.4
Mixed freight (43) 4.4 - 7.0
Other commodities (X)
Total (X)

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

State of destination Percent of value
North Carolina 34.4 - 44.4
South Carolina 5.8 - 7.2
Virginia 4.5 - 6.1
Georgia 4.5 - 6.1
Pennsylvania 3.4 - 6.0
Florida 3.1 - 5.5
Other states (X)
Total (X)

State of destination Percent of weight
North Carolina 70.3 - 78.5
South Carolina 3.7 - 5.7
Virginia 3.8 - 5.4
Georgia 1.9 - 2.9
Florida 0.3 - 2.3
Tennessee 0.9 - 1.5
Other states (X)
Total (X)

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

State of origin Percent of value
North Carolina 41.2 - 48.8
South Carolina 5.1 - 8.1
Georgia 4.4 - 7.0
Tennessee 3.6 - 4.6
Ohio 2.2 - 5.2
Virginia 2.8 - 4.2
Other states (X)
Total (X)

State of origin Percent of weight
North Carolina 55.5 - 69.7
Kentucky 4.3 - 8.3
South Carolina 2.8 - 6.2
West Virginia 1.6 - 7.2
Virginia 3.0 - 5.4
Ohio 0.0 - 8.3
Other states (X)
Total (X)

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) 88.4 - 91.8 82.9 - 91.9
Air (including truck and air) 0.7 - 1.3 (NA)
Rail 0.4 - 1.4 (NA)
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) (NA) (NA)
Pipeline* (NA) (NA)
Multiple modes** 4.7 - 6.3 (NA)
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 4.6 - 6.2 (NA)
Other and unknown mode 1.4 - 3.0 1.9 - 4.5
Total (X) (X)

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in North Carolina

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 22.1 - 30.1 53.6 - 62.8
50 to 99 miles 9.3 - 12.9 11.2 - 20.2
100 to 249 miles 16.7 - 18.7 9.6 - 14.2
250 to 499 miles 17.2 - 21.8 5.2 - 8.2
500 to 749 miles 11.5 - 15.5 2.8 - 5.8
750 to 999 miles 3.0 - 4.6 0.7 - 1.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.5 - 3.5 0.8 - 1.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 0.9 - 1.9 0.1 - 0.5
2,000 miles or more 3.2 - 4.8 0.5 - 1.1
Total (X) (X)

* 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.

(NA) Not available

(X) Not applicable

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey data, March 2005.