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 82,477 81,879 0.7 48,894 46,760 4.6 5,255 11,681 –55 1,072 489 119.3
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 1,045 897 16.5 1,057 S S 87 S S 305 S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 5,094 5,817 –12.4 2,973 3,288 –9.6 424 670 –36.6 S 226 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 192 245 –21.9 13,524 13,282 1.8 493 621 –20.7 26 S S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 1,811 1,517 19.4 5,999 9,142 –34.4 172 158 8.8 88 20 330.2
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 17,024 11,119 53.1 3,237 1,786 81.3 670 1,306 –48.7 388 446 –12.9
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 10,253 7,704 33.1 3,168 2,413 31.3 1,038 735 41.2 751 456 64.8
31-34 Base metal and machinery 13,781 17,294 –20.3 13,842 7,381 87.5 1,354 3,435 –60.6 389 466 –16.5
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 16,200 25,249 –35.8 439 763 –42.4 288 346 –16.7 861 612 40.6
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 16,989 11,348 49.7 4,583 7,587 –39.6 707 4,173 –83.1 1,257 714 76.1
-- Commodity Unknown 88 688 –87.2 71 136 –47.9 S 55 S 426 586 –27.3

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.