2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: West Virginia

2002 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: West Virginia

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in West Virginia $ 38,479 (millions) 275,583 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 0.5 2.4

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in West Virginia by Value

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of value
Coal (15) 14.3
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 10.1
Plastics and rubber (24) 8.2
Machinery (34) 7.5
Basic chemicals (20) 5.5
Other commodities 54.4
Total 100.0

Leading Commodity Shipments Originating in West Virginia by Weight

Commodity description (2 digit SCTG) Percent of weight
Coal (15) 71.7
Gravel and crushed stone (12) 7.9
Wood products (26) 1.7
Nonmetallic mineral products (31) 1.7
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes (32) 1.7
Other commodities 15.3
Total 100.0

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

State of destination Percent of value
West Virginia 24.5
Ohio 15.8
Pennsylvania 8.0
Kentucky 6.9
North Carolina 5.2
Virginia 4.2
Other states 35.4
Total 100.0

State of destination Percent of weight
West Virginia 33.5
Ohio 13.4
Maryland 9.2
Pennsylvania 7.8
North Carolina 5.2
Kentucky 4.9
Other states 26.0
Total 100.0

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

State of origin Percent of value
West Virginia 25.7
Ohio 12.9
Pennsylvania 12.2
Virginia 6.0
Kentucky 5.7
Tennessee 5.3
Other states 32.2
Total 100.0

State of origin Percent of weight
West Virginia 70.1
Ohio 6.4
Pennsylvania 6.2
Kentucky 4.9
Virginia 2.8
Indiana 1.1
Other states 8.5
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in West Virginia

Mode of transportation Percent of value Percent of weight
Truck (for-hire, private, and both private truck and for-hire truck) 74.2 20.9
Air (including truck and air) 0.2
Rail 14.5 55.0
Water (Great Lakes, deep draft and shallow draft) 1.5 6.4
Pipeline* S S
Multiple modes** 6.4 3.9
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 3.8
Other and unknown mode 2.2 6.9
Total 100.0 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in West Virginia

Distance shipped Percent of value Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 23.2 28.6
50 to 99 miles 12.8 13.5
100 to 249 miles 25.2 31.2
250 to 499 miles 23.9 24.9
500 to 749 miles 4.4 1.0
750 to 999 miles 2.5 0.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 3.5 0.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles S
2,000 miles or more 3.3 0.2
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.