2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Virginia

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Virginia

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Virginia $ 164,557 (millions) 268,935 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 2.0 2.3

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Virginia by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Mixed freight (43) 13.3
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment (35) 9.8
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather (30) 8.0
Plastics and rubber (24) 6.0
Motorized and other vehicles, including parts (36) 5.6
Other commodities 57.3
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in Virginia by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 27.7
Coal (15) 18.9
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 7.2
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel (17) 6.6
Wood products (26) 5.5
Other commodities 34.1
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
Virginia 42.9
Maryland 6.2
North Carolina 5.5
Pennsylvania 4.3
California 4.1
New York 3.3
Other states 33.7
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
Virginia 68.7
North Carolina 5.1
Tennessee 4.6
Maryland 3.5
Georgia 3.4
Pennsylvania 1.7
Other states 13.0
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
Virginia 35.5
Maryland 8.3
North Carolina 7.9
Pennsylvania 5.4
California 3.9
Tennessee 3.5
Other states 35.5
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
Virginia 67.5
Maryland 6.2
North Carolina 4.6
West Virginia 4.5
Pennsylvania 3.4
Kentucky 2.1
Other states 11.7
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Virginia

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 83.8 80.4
Air (including truck and air) 1.9
Rail 1.9 16.9
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) S 0.7
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 10.0 0.9
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 9.1 0.1
Other and unknown mode 2.3 S
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Virginia

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 31.4 60.0
50 to 99 miles 11.5 9.3
100 to 249 miles 21.3 15.8
250 to 499 miles 16.6 10.5
500 to 749 miles 6.9 2.1
750 to 999 miles 3.5 1.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.8 0.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1.0
2,000 miles or more 4.9 0.5
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.