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

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

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in South Carolina $ 123,643.0 - 162,745.0 (millions) 118,293.5 - 167,122.5 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.5 - 2.0 1.0 - 1.4

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) 16.1 - 21.7
Mixed freight (43) 5.0 - 14.0
Plastics and rubber (24) 6.4 - 11.4
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 4.5 - 9.7
Machinery (34) 3.5 - 7.5
Other commodities (X)
Total (X)

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in South Carolina by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 7.4 - 24.6
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 9.8 - 18.0
Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard (27) 2.8 - 10.8
Wood products (26) 2.9 - 9.9
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 2.8 - 7.2
Other commodities (X)
Total (X)

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

State of destination Percent of value
South Carolina 25.0 - 32.2
North Carolina 9.6 - 14.0
Georgia 7.5 - 10.5
Ohio 3.6 - 6.6
Florida 3.5 - 5.5
Pennsylvania 2.4 - 6.0
Other states (X)
Total (X)

State of destination Percent of weight
South Carolina 55.8 - 68.4
North Carolina 8.4 - 12.4
Georgia 5.0 - 7.4
Ohio 1.0 - 3.0
Florida 1.3 - 2.3
Pennsylvania 1.2 - 2.2
Other states (X)
Total (X)

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

State of origin Percent of value
South Carolina 26.7 - 36.9
North Carolina 12.7 - 17.1
Georgia 7.0 - 10.0
Tennessee 3.4 - 5.0
Texas 1.6 - 3.6
Florida 1.7 - 3.3
Other states (X)
Total (X)

State of origin Percent of weight
South Carolina 47.7 - 60.7
North Carolina 6.7 - 9.3
Kentucky 3.9 - 11.9
Georgia 3.1 - 9.3
Alabama 0.3 - 5.3
Tennessee 1.2 - 3.6
Other states (X)
Total (X)

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) 85.8 - 90.8 83.4 - 92.0
Air (including truck and air) 0.5 - 1.1 (NA)
Rail 4.1 - 5.7 6.8 - 15.4
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) (NA) (NA)
Pipeline* (NA) (NA)
Multiple modes** 3.1 - 6.1 (NA)
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 2.9 - 5.9 (NA)
Other and unknown mode 0.1 - 2.7 0.6 - 1.2
Total (X) (X)

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in South Carolina

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 14.7 - 19.9 37.7 - 55.9
50 to 99 miles 8.8 - 12.2 10.3 - 13.7
100 to 249 miles 19.8 - 25.0 14.8 - 25.4
250 to 499 miles 17.8 - 22.4 7.3 - 12.3
500 to 749 miles 13.2 - 18.8 4.6 - 8.6
750 to 999 miles 5.4 - 7.8 1.9 - 3.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.0 - 2.6 0.8 - 1.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 0.3 - 2.9 (NA)
2,000 miles or more 2.9 - 3.5 0.6 - 1.0
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.