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 93,184 73,944 26 150,476 126,526 18.9 60,908 47,312 28.7 658 550 19.5
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 6,110 6,751 –9.5 10,343 13,311 –22.3 4,292 4,889 –12.2 311 158 96.6
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 8,057 7,157 12.6 8,990 12,922 –30.4 3,931 9,265 –57.6 74 S S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 320 423 –24.3 22,729 19,489 16.6 1,375 979 40.4 S 41 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 4,840 3,314 46 59,359 50,538 17.5 40,098 25,752 55.7 90 S S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 9,908 8,757 13.1 3,818 1,853 106.1 838 682 23 447 600 –25.5
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 7,440 6,972 6.7 S 3,383 S S 690 S 829 954 –13.2
31-34 Base metal and machinery 12,519 11,009 13.7 28,859 19,887 45.1 3,524 3,239 8.8 532 304 74.9
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 20,937 16,841 24.3 S 663 S S 339 S 691 902 –23.4
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 22,818 12,294 85.6 6,146 4,404 39.6 1,911 1,464 30.6 900 820 9.9
-- Commodity Unknown 235 426 –45 398 76 425.4 S S S 362 543 –33.4

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.