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 270,703 222,255 21.8 339,846 344,696 –1.4 68,310 60,813 12.3 469 404 16.2
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 17,214 11,532 49.3 18,744 17,712 5.8 4,553 3,128 45.6 361 55 553.5
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 19,377 14,399 34.6 16,365 15,160 7.9 4,511 3,328 35.6 229 119 93
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,978 2,550 16.8 121,077 137,648 –12 14,268 12,122 17.7 84 50 68.4
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 10,692 11,077 –3.5 57,358 54,791 4.7 2,179 4,935 –55.8 40 96 –58
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 36,085 26,485 36.2 15,343 17,790 –13.8 6,310 6,322 –0.2 383 413 –7.1
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 54,024 46,600 15.9 54,902 42,973 27.8 18,015 15,633 15.2 706 593 19.1
31-34 Base metal and machinery 30,123 27,061 11.3 31,437 35,825 –12.2 9,373 6,722 39.4 329 350 –6.2
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 49,696 55,904 –11.1 5,594 5,399 3.6 2,484 3,222 –22.9 651 498 30.6
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 49,971 25,897 93 14,659 16,695 –12.2 3,428 5,294 –35.2 471 396 19
-- Commodity Unknown 544 751 –27.6 S 702 S S 109 S 399 294 35.4

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.