Table 10. Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group for State of Origin: 2002 and 1997

Table 10. Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group for State of Origin: 2002 and 1997

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Code Commodity (2-digit SCTG) Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
1997
(million $)
Percent change 1997-2002 2002
(thousands)
1997
(thousands)
Percent change 1997-2002 2002
(millions)
1997
(millions)
Percent Change 1997-2002 2002 (average miles) 1997 (average miles) Percent change 1997-2002
  All Commodities2 923,669 790,384 16.9 903,954 763,957 18.3 166,862 131,211 27.2 782 682 14.6
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 55,024 41,694 32 61,725 43,753 41.1 32,660 15,174 115.2 245 182 34.5
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 69,938 62,619 11.7 61,706 64,593 –4.5 30,926 26,012 18.9 160 131 22
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,871 3,040 –5.6 228,413 202,735 12.7 12,737 7,740 64.6 S 47 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 56,669 50,240 12.8 222,115 208,315 6.6 15,628 12,759 22.5 S 44 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 76,390 64,167 19 56,526 29,526 91.4 13,360 8,760 52.5 718 528 35.9
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 97,276 86,884 12 33,463 45,808 –26.9 11,626 14,844 –21.7 949 960 –1.1
31-34 Base metal and machinery 99,658 84,373 18.1 160,105 109,073 46.8 27,851 22,372 24.5 569 519 9.7
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 299,611 281,102 6.6 15,228 9,330 63.2 6,472 7,711 –16.1 989 871 13.6
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 163,662 111,632 46.6 63,444 47,534 33.5 15,450 15,244 1.4 1,025 1,114 –8
-- Commodity Unknown 2,572 4,632 –44.5 1,229 S S 153 594 –74.2 559 493 13.4

KEY:
– Represents data cell equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

1 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See "Mileage Calculations" section for additional information.
2 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Appendix B tables provide estimated measures of sampling variability. The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at www.census.gov/cfs. Coverage for the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) differs from the previous surveys due to a change from the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification System to the 1997 North American Industry Classification System and other survey improvements. Therefore, data users are urged to use caution when comparing 2002 CFS estimates with estimates from prior years.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Individual State Data, December 2004.