2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: North Dakota

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: North Dakota

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in North Dakota $ 18,921 (millions) 88,302 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 0.2 0.8

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in North Dakota by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Machinery (34) 12.2
Cereal grains (02) 12.0
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 9.4
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 8.8
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 5.9
Other commodities 51.7
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in North Dakota by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Coal (15) 44.4
Cereal grains (02) 21.5
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 4.8
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 4.4
Other agricultural products (03) 4.2
Other commodities 20.7
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
North Dakota 44.3
Minnesota 15.9
Illinois 3.4
Wisconsin 3.3
California 2.9
South Dakota 2.5
Other states 27.7
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
North Dakota 73.2
Minnesota 11.0
Wisconsin 2.9
California 1.5
Illinois 1.0
South Dakota 0.8
Other states 9.6
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
North Dakota 34.9
Minnesota 11.7
Illinois 8.8
Iowa 5.0
Wisconsin 3.3
Indiana 3.0
Other states 33.3
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
North Dakota 78.7
Minnesota 6.0
Wisconsin 1.0
Iowa 0.9
Montana 0.7
Missouri 0.4
Other states 12.3
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in North Dakota

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 69.4 42.6
Air (including truck and air) 0.4 S
Rail 13.9 18.6
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S S
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 7.7 S
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 7.6
Other and unknown mode 8.5 38.5
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in North Dakota

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 29.4 64.8
50 to 99 miles 11.6 5.7
100 to 249 miles 16.7 7.5
250 to 499 miles 11.0 10.5
500 to 749 miles 8.0 2.7
750 to 999 miles 5.3 2.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 17.5 5.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles 0.5
2,000 miles or more S 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.