2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Tennessee

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Tennessee

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Tennessee $ 286,576 (millions) 270,265 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 3.4 2.3

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Tennessee by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Pharmaceutical products (21) 22.3
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 10.1
Mixed freight (43) 9.7
Machinery (34) 6.9
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 4.5
Other commodities 46.5
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Tennessee by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 22.7
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 13.0
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 7.1
Waste and scrap (41) 4.7
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils (07) 4.4
Other commodities 48.1
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Tennessee 20.4
Texas 6.4
California 6.3
Georgia 5.0
Maryland 4.7
Illinois 4.1
Other states 53.1
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Tennessee 58.8
Kentucky 4.5
Georgia 4.0
Texas 3.2
Arkansas 2.6
Mississippi 2.5
Other states 24.4
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Tennessee 29.1
Georgia 6.4
Kentucky 5.6
North Carolina 3.8
Illinois 3.8
California 3.6
Other states 47.7
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Tennessee 58.2
Kentucky 5.3
Virginia 4.5
Missouri 2.7
Indiana 2.6
Alabama 2.4
Other states 24.3
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Tennessee

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 80.0 82.8
Air (including truck and air) 5.0 S
Rail 1.8 6.4
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S S
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 9.8 0.7
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 8.6 0.2
Other and unknown mode 2.0 1.0
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Tennessee

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 13.9 51.8
50 to 99 miles 6.4 12.2
100 to 249 miles 15.9 15.2
250 to 499 miles 24.1 12.8
500 to 749 miles 15.8 4.7
750 to 999 miles 11.8 1.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 3.9 0.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 7.5 0.9
2,000 miles or more 0.7 0.1
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.