2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Texas

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Texas

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Texas $ 589,064 (millions) 1,082,596 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 7.0 9.3

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Texas by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 10.6
Mixed freight (43) 9.7
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 8.1
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 7.2
Basic chemicals (20) 7.1
Other commodities 57.3
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Texas by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 18.6
Basic chemicals (20) 11.7
Fuel oils (18) 9.6
Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. (19) 9.3
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 8.4
Other commodities 42.4
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Texas 62.1
California 4.6
Louisiana 3.1
Illinois 2.0
Oklahoma 2.0
Florida 1.7
Other states 24.5
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Texas 84.6
Louisiana 2.2
California 1.0
Illinois 1.0
New Jersey 0.9
New Mexico 0.9
Other states 9.4
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Texas 50.8
California 7.0
Ohio 3.0
Tennessee 2.5
Illinois 2.4
Oklahoma 2.4
Other states 31.9
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Texas 77.6
Wyoming 4.7
Louisiana 2.8
Oklahoma 1.6
Kansas 1.2
Missouri 1.1
Other states 11.0
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Texas

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 64.4 54.0
Air (including truck and air) 2.1
Rail 6.4 13.5
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 2.8 6.7
Pipeline* 9.2 22.3
Multiple modes** 11.2 1.1
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 10.7 0.1
Other and unknown mode 3.9 2.3
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Texas

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 35.3 55.1
50 to 99 miles 7.5 14.0
100 to 249 miles 17.0 12.5
250 to 499 miles 10.7 7.9
500 to 749 miles 5.5 2.1
750 to 999 miles 9.1 3.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 12.1 4.5
1,500 to 1,999 miles 2.8 0.5
2,000 miles or more 0.1 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.