2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Rhode Island

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Rhode Island

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Rhode Island $ 21,035 (millions) 19,389 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 0.3 0.2

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Rhode Island by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Miscellaneous manufactured products (40) 17.0
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 11.7
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 6.2
Mixed freight (43) 5.0
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 4.9
Other commodities 55.2
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Rhode Island by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 26.9
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 12.4
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 7.8
Natural sands (11) 7.1
Miscellaneous manufactured products (40) 1.7
Other commodities 44.1
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Massachusetts 18.8
Rhode Island 16.2
New York 6.7
California 6.0
Connecticut 4.3
New Jersey 3.5
Other states 44.5
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Rhode Island 49.0
Massachusetts 32.0
Connecticut 7.6
New York 1.1
New Hampshire 1.0
New Jersey 0.8
Other states 8.5
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Massachusetts 21.0
Rhode Island 18.8
Connecticut 9.8
New Jersey 5.6
New York 4.9
Pennsylvania 3.7
Other states 36.2
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Rhode Island 57.5
Massachusetts 12.1
Connecticut 4.6
New York 3.2
Pennsylvania 1.6
Ohio 1.6
Other states 19.4
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Rhode Island

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 68.8 97.2
Air (including truck and air) 1.9
Rail S S
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S
Pipeline*
Multiple modes** 24.4 0.8
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 24.3 0.8
Other and unknown mode 4.9 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Rhode Island

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 31.4 79.4
50 to 99 miles 8.0 9.0
100 to 249 miles 11.9 3.5
250 to 499 miles 7.9 1.2
500 to 749 miles 9.3 1.3
750 to 999 miles 10.5 S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 6.6 1.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 3.5 0.3
2,000 miles or more 11.0 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.