2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Pennsylvania

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Pennsylvania

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Pennsylvania $ 354,399 (millions) 399,764 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 4.2 3.4

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Pennsylvania by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Mixed freight (43) 10.9
Pharmaceutical products (21) 10.0
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 8.9
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 5.8
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 5.8
Other commodities 58.6
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Pennsylvania by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Coal (15) 21.3
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 16.5
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 6.6
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 5.8
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 5.7
Other commodities 44.1
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Pennsylvania 33.2
New Jersey 8.1
New York 8.0
Ohio 4.7
Maryland 3.6
Georgia 3.4
Other states 39.0
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Pennsylvania 58.5
New Jersey 5.9
Ohio 5.5
Maryland 4.3
New York 4.1
Virginia 2.3
Other states 19.4
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Pennsylvania 35.9
Ohio 6.3
New Jersey 6.1
New York 5.2
North Carolina 4.2
Maryland 3.9
Other states 38.4
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Pennsylvania 58.6
Ohio 6.9
West Virginia 5.4
New Jersey 5.0
Minnesota 2.6
Maryland 2.5
Other states 19.0
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Pennsylvania

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 81.0 74.0
Air (including truck and air) 1.4
Rail 1.2 15.7
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S 3.0
Pipeline* 0.8 3.0
Multiple modes** 12.2 2.5
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 12.1 0.3
Other and unknown mode 3.0 1.7
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Pennsylvania

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 28.7 54.5
50 to 99 miles 14.0 12.8
100 to 249 miles 18.5 14.6
250 to 499 miles 14.4 9.3
500 to 749 miles 9.3 4.9
750 to 999 miles 4.0 1.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 4.2 S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1.8 0.3
2,000 miles or more 5.0 0.5
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.