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 296,989 209,428 41.8 455,084 366,398 24.2 61,074 54,877 11.3 484 515 –5.9
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 11,083 10,560 5 9,894 14,515 –31.8 4,949 6,679 –25.9 621 471 31.8
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 30,810 22,510 36.9 27,514 25,984 5.9 10,640 7,179 48.2 S 151 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 1,274 1,590 –19.9 126,579 108,639 16.5 6,226 9,215 –32.4 46 59 –22.1
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 14,882 11,653 27.7 52,065 49,953 4.2 1,669 2,399 –30.4 30 49 –39.4
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 42,645 28,690 48.6 S 65,789 S 13,336 12,591 5.9 681 770 –11.5
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 26,047 20,039 30 S 20,940 S 10,432 6,021 73.2 907 603 50.5
31-34 Base metal and machinery 23,627 24,359 –3 55,742 59,455 –6.2 6,187 6,205 –0.3 255 206 23.6
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 87,223 50,546 72.6 6,142 2,178 182 2,722 764 256.2 553 545 1.4
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 59,000 38,546 53.1 22,031 17,972 22.6 4,828 3,652 32.2 359 695 –48.4
-- Commodity Unknown 398 935 –57.4 1,186 972 22.1 84 170 –50.6 S 299 S

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.