2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: South Carolina

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: South Carolina

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in South Carolina $ 143,194 (millions) 142,708 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.7 1.2

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in South Carolina by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 18.9
Mixed freight (43) 9.5
Plastics and rubber (24) 8.9
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 7.1
Machinery (34) 5.5
Other commodities 50.1
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in South Carolina by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 16.0
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 13.9
Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard (27) 6.8
Wood products (26) 6.4
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 5.0
Other commodities 51.9
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
South Carolina 28.6
North Carolina 11.8
Georgia 9.0
Ohio 5.1
Florida 4.5
Pennsylvania 4.2
Other states 36.8
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
South Carolina 62.1
North Carolina 10.4
Georgia 6.2
Ohio 2.0
Florida 1.8
Pennsylvania 1.7
Other states 15.8
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
South Carolina 31.8
North Carolina 14.9
Georgia 8.5
Tennessee 4.2
Texas 2.6
Florida 2.5
Other states 35.5
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
South Carolina 54.2
North Carolina 8.0
Kentucky 7.9
Georgia 6.2
Alabama 2.8
Tennessee 2.4
Other states 18.5
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in South Carolina

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 88.3 87.7
Air (including truck and air) 0.8
Rail 4.9 11.1
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S S
Pipeline*
Multiple modes** 4.6 0.3
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 4.4 0.1
Other and unknown mode 1.4 0.9
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in South Carolina

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 17.3 46.8
50 to 99 miles 10.5 12.0
100 to 249 miles 22.4 20.1
250 to 499 miles 20.1 9.8
500 to 749 miles 16.0 6.6
750 to 999 miles 6.6 2.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.3 1.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1.6 0.3
2,000 miles or more 3.2 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.