Table B-11 - Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Three-Digit Commodity for State of Origin: 2002

Table B-11 - Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Three-Digit Commodity for State of Origin: 2002

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

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Code Commodity (3-digit SCTG) Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
  All commodities 4.0 9.6 5.8 8.4
10 Live animals and live fish S S S S 47.9 25.1
21 Wheat S S S S S S 42.6
22 Corn, except sweet S S S S S S S
29 Other cereal grains 41.3 46.6 0.3 S S S
31 Fresh or chilled potatoes (Irish potatoes), except sweet S S S S S S S
32 Fresh or chilled edible vegetables, except potatoes (Irish potatoes) 34.8 0.5 40.8 0.8 41.2 2.2 S
33 Fresh, chilled, or dried edible fruit and nuts 47.6 0.7 S S 45.1 2.1 29.9
34 Soya beans S S S S S S 28.7
35 Oil seeds and nuts, except olives and soya beans 42.9 45.1 S S 28.2
36 Bulbs, live plants, and seeds for sowing, nec S S S S 41.8 S
39 Fresh-cut flowers, plants, and parts of plants, and other agricultural 31.8 0.1 37.3 33.7 0.3 15.6
41 Cereal straw or husks, forage products, residues and waste from the food S S S S S S 35.0
42 Animal feed preparations S S S S S S 28.8
51 Meat including poultry, except preparations 31.5 0.4 32.4 0.3 43.0 0.4 S
52 Fish, except live, and seafood, except preparations 43.7 0.2 47.2 S S S
53 Preparations, extracts, and juices of meat, fish, or seafood S S 38.9 S S S
61 Wheat flour, groats, and meal 42.3 45.9 46.9 27.9
62 Malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, and milled or otherwise worked 44.5 S S 36.8 0.3 37.2
63 Food preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk 35.4 0.1 S S 27.6 0.4 S
64 Bakery products 38.7 0.4 38.6 0.1 S S 49.1
71 Dairy products, except chocolate milk, eggnog, and food preparations of milk 34.7 0.5 47.5 1.0 29.8 0.7 37.9
72 Processed or prepared vegetables, fruit, or nuts, except dried or milled, 23.4 0.2 27.1 0.3 27.4 1.3 S
73 Coffee, tea, and spices, except unprocessed coffee and unfermented tea S S S S S S S
74 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products, prepared S S S S S S S
75 Cane, beet, and other sugars in solid form, sugar syrups not containing 39.2 40.5 42.0 0.2 29.0
76 Confectionery, cocoa, and cocoa preparations 27.8 S S S S 25.6
77 Edible preparations, necand vinegar 26.4 0.1 31.5 0.1 47.9 1.1 21.0
78 Nonalcoholic beverages, necand ice 13.4 14.0 0.2 46.4 0.5 S
81 Malt Beer 21.6 0.2 17.6 0.2 33.6 0.4 S
82 Wine and other fermented beverages 13.0 0.2 13.0 20.1 0.5 19.7
83 Spirituous beverages and ethyl alcohol 23.3 21.4 32.8 S
90 Tobacco products 40.4 S S S S 27.1
100 Monumental or building stone, except dolomite S S S S S S 27.1
110 Natural sands, except metal-bearing 37.4 41.2 1.1 47.0 0.3 10.8
120 Gravel and crushed stone, except dolomite and slate 14.8 22.5 2.8 25.7 1.7 49.2
131 Salt S S S S 49.8 S
132 Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminum-calcium phosphates, and S S S S S S 31.6
133 Dolomite S S S S S S 31.6
139 Other nonmetallic minerals 31.1 41.3 0.2 34.2 0.3 S
141 Iron ores and concentrates 38.6 43.2 41.3 29.6
149 Other metallic ores and concentrates 33.4 49.0 44.3 16.9
151 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal
159 Other coal
171 Gasoline 11.6 0.5 9.9 1.6 22.4 1.0 49.3
172 Aviation turbine fuel (types A and B) 45.3 0.1 46.4 0.8 S S 30.2
180 Fuel oils 19.8 0.3 20.2 1.4 37.8 0.8 S
191 Lubricating oils and greases S S S S 48.5 0.2 S
192 Refined petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, nec 37.6 45.0 41.7 0.1 S
193 Gaseous hydrocarbons S S S S 18.3 0.1 26.8
199 Other products of petroleum refining, and coal products 27.9 28.5 1.1 46.2 0.7 S
201 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 48.9 S S S S 43.1
202 Inorganic chemicals, nec 29.4 0.1 28.8 0.3 46.2 0.7 S
203 Cyclic hydrocarbons 39.6 40.4 S S 37.8
204 Phenols, phenol-alcohols, aldehydes, cyclic polymers of aldehydes, S S S S S S 36.9
205 Organic chemicals, nec 36.8 S S 45.4 22.7
210 Pharmaceutical products 7.3 0.3 17.2 20.7 10.3
220 Fertilizers and fertilizer materials S S S S 38.5 0.3 S
231 Paints and varnishes, tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their 33.0 0.2 43.2 0.2 S S 26.8
232 Essential oils and resinoids, and perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations 44.1 0.2 S S 45.4 0.4 22.2
233 Soap, organic surface-active agents, cleaning preparations, polishes and 36.1 0.1 42.6 0.1 S S S
234 Photographic film, plates, paper, paperboard, or textiles, and chemical 43.5 S S 45.8 S
235 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbic 44.5 0.2 S S S S S
239 Other chemical products and preparations 26.8 38.0 S S 46.6
241 Plastics in primary forms, rubber in primary forms or sheets, and S S S S S S 23.4
242 Manmade fibers and plastics basic shapes and articles 15.3 0.2 27.8 0.1 38.1 0.4 14.7
243 Rubber articles S S 44.3 S S 16.8
250 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 29.2
261 Wood chips or particles S S 34.3 46.9 S
262 Lumber, wood continuously shaped along any of its edges or faces, and 17.5 0.1 15.1 0.1 18.9 0.4 S
263 Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood, particle board, fiberboard, plywood, 22.2 20.6 23.4 35.9
264 Builders joinery and carpentry of wood, except shingles and shakes 29.6 43.6 38.4 24.0
269 Other wood products 28.8 S S S S 43.2
271 Pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials 46.9 47.1 S S 26.7
272 Newsprint in large rolls or sheets S S S S S S S
273 Uncoated paper and paperboard in large rolls or sheets 25.3 36.5 0.2 38.1 0.3 22.6
274 Coated, impregnated, treated, or worked paper and paperboard, in large 47.7 0.1 34.5 34.7 38.5
280 Paper or paperboard articles 18.4 0.2 15.7 0.1 27.3 0.2 40.6
291 Printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed products 26.6 0.1 46.2 24.1 11.2
292 Newspapers, journals, and periodicals 22.2 28.2 41.8 18.3
293 Advertising material, commercial or trade catalogues, and similar printed 19.2 29.1 23.1 27.4
299 Other printed products 28.5 49.6 S S 12.8
301 Textile fibers, yarns, and broadwoven or knitt 35.3 0.1 49.5 S S 28.7
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear, except safety 31.1 1.4 24.7 27.2 0.2 7.0
303 Textiles and textile articles, nec 29.9 0.3 20.0 30.1 0.2 14.2
304 Footwear 10.1 32.1 38.2 6.0
305 Leather and articles, luggage of related materials, and dressed furskins 31.6 33.8 22.9 6.3
311 Hydraulic cements 13.6 13.3 0.3 8.7 7.3
312 Ceramic products S S S S S S 16.8
313 Glass and glass products 37.9 0.3 S S S S 26.4
319 Other nonmetallic mineral products 26.0 0.2 29.1 1.9 25.4 0.5 36.5
321 Iron and steel in primary forms, in semifinished forms, or in powders or S S S S S S 18.8
322 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel 26.5 0.1 31.2 0.2 31.3 0.5 27.5
323 Bars, rods, angles, shapes, sections, and wire, of iron or steel 34.8 0.2 21.7 31.6 0.2 34.1
324 Nonferrous metal, except precious, in unwrought forms, in finished basic 28.4 0.1 43.2 0.2 S S 31.5
331 Pipes, tubes, and fittings 22.2 0.1 25.1 0.1 23.5 0.2 29.9
332 Structures and parts, except prefabricated buildings 28.5 0.2 33.5 29.9 0.2 25.5
333 Handtools, cutlery, except of precious metals, interchangeable tools for 17.2 0.2 26.3 41.3 0.3 15.4
339 Other articles of metal 35.7 0.2 S S 39.0 0.1 25.2
341 Internal-combustion piston engines S S 42.9 S S S
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines and motors, S S 43.9 S S 20.4
343 Pumps, compressors, and fans, and ventilating or recycling hoods 42.9 0.2 S S S S S
344 Air-conditioning, refrigerating, or freezing equipment 38.7 31.9 46.6 S
345 Materials-handling, excavating, boring, and related machinery and equipment 36.1 0.1 49.6 S S 46.1
349 Other machinery 20.7 0.5 17.2 31.3 0.3 23.7
351 Electric motors, generators, generating sets, rotary converters, 40.5 0.1 S S 44.1 21.6
352 Electric cooking appliances and other electrothermic or electromechanical 32.5 21.6 24.4 18.2
353 Line telephone or telegraph apparatus S S S S S S 24.0
354 Electronic entertainment products, except parts 15.5 0.2 43.5 27.8 0.1 16.5
355 Computer and office equipment 21.6 1.0 15.2 22.2 6.4
356 Prepared unrecorded or prerecorded media S S 44.0 S S 8.2
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television broadcasting, radio 28.4 0.2 43.4 S S 8.4
358 Electronic components and parts 34.4 1.8 25.8 27.1 8.4
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment 23.4 1.3 48.3 0.2 24.4 0.2 33.9
361 Motor vehicles for the transport of less than S S S S S S 29.7
362 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and road tractors for 48.2 S S S S 20.9
363 Other vehicles S S 34.8 S S 21.8
364 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles, except motorcycles and armored 41.9 1.1 S S 29.1 0.3 46.9
371 Locomotives and rolling stock, railway track fixtures and fittings, S S S S S S 30.2
372 Aircraft and spacecraft 18.2 0.2 43.7 S S 10.2
373 Ships, boats, and floating structures S S S S S S 28.1
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus, except photographic and 39.7 0.3 44.8 41.9 29.8
382 Photographic and photocopying machines 44.3 0.4 50.0 S S 10.0
383 Surveying,hydrographic, oceanographic, hydro 42.0 39.4 30.0 13.9
384 Instruments, apparatus, and appliances for medical, surgical, dental, or 37.8 1.6 S S 31.8 0.1 6.3
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus for 31.1 0.4 S S S S 12.5
390 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and 28.9 0.5 30.2 24.2 0.2 37.0
401 Arms and ammunition S S S S S S 28.1
402 Toys, games, and sporting equipment 45.5 0.9 S S S S 8.0
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 12.1 0.5 25.1 0.3 22.4 0.6 11.4
411 Metallic waste and scrap 21.9 0.1 39.7 0.7 30.9 0.5 S
412 Nonmetallic waste and scrap, except from food processing S S S S S S S
439 Mixed freight 13.9 1.2 14.2 0.5 17.0 0.4 22.8
-- Commodity unknown 42.4 0.1 40.9 34.3 17.4

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.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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