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 9.2 14.7 S S 46.8
10 Live animals and live fish
21 Wheat
22 Corn, except sweet S S S S S S 31.6
29 Other cereal grains S S S S S S 30.3
31 Fresh or chilled potatoes (Irish potatoes), except sweet S S S S S S 30.1
32 Fresh or chilled edible vegetables, except potatoes (Irish potatoes) S S S S S S 28.3
33 Fresh, chilled, or dried edible fruit and nuts S S S S S S 40.0
34 Soya beans
35 Oil seeds and nuts, except olives and soya beans
36 Bulbs, live plants, and seeds for sowing, nec S S S S S S 31.6
39 Fresh-cut flowers, plants, and parts of plants, and other agricultural S S S S S S S
41 Cereal straw or husks, forage products, residues and waste from the food S S S S S S 32.4
42 Animal feed preparations S S S S 48.9 25.0
51 Meat including poultry, except preparations S S 49.5 47.4 25.7
52 Fish, except live, and seafood, except preparations S S 49.3 0.1 S S 28.3
53 Preparations, extracts, and juices of meat, fish, or seafood S S S S S S 26.9
61 Wheat flour, groats, and meal S S S S S S 30.2
62 Malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, and milled or otherwise worked S S S S S S 30.5
63 Food preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk S S S S S S 25.2
64 Bakery products S S S S 44.4 S
71 Dairy products, except chocolate milk, eggnog, and food preparations of milk 46.0 1.5 39.9 0.6 S S 30.8
72 Processed or prepared vegetables, fruit, or nuts, except dried or milled, 32.6 0.7 32.9 0.5 43.0 12.1 S
73 Coffee, tea, and spices, except unprocessed coffee and unfermented tea S S S S S S 26.3
74 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products, prepared S S S S S S 46.5
75 Cane, beet, and other sugars in solid form, sugar syrups not containing S S S S S S 25.5
76 Confectionery, cocoa, and cocoa preparations S S S S S S S
77 Edible preparations, necand vinegar 46.7 0.2 34.4 S S 27.7
78 Nonalcoholic beverages, necand ice 44.6 1.0 42.5 1.0 34.6 1.8 26.7
81 Malt Beer 20.0 0.3 20.3 S S 41.0
82 Wine and other fermented beverages 38.0 0.3 39.0 42.5 22.1
83 Spirituous beverages and ethyl alcohol 43.9 0.2 41.0 49.1 19.2
90 Tobacco products S S S S S S S
100 Monumental or building stone, except dolomite 48.8 S S S S 41.7
110 Natural sands, except metal-bearing 25.4 29.9 0.3 42.9 0.7 39.7
120 Gravel and crushed stone, except dolomite and slate 13.2 12.2 3.4 38.8 4.6 S
131 Salt
132 Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminum-calcium phosphates, and
133 Dolomite
139 Other nonmetallic minerals S S 43.5 S S S
141 Iron ores and concentrates
149 Other metallic ores and concentrates
151 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal
159 Other coal
171 Gasoline 37.1 3.0 34.0 3.7 44.5 7.7 S
172 Aviation turbine fuel (types A and B) 35.3 1.0 36.8 2.2 32.9 0.8 26.1
180 Fuel oils 27.9 2.2 22.8 3.7 32.7 2.2 S
191 Lubricating oils and greases S S S S S S S
192 Refined petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, nec S S S S S S 31.6
193 Gaseous hydrocarbons 41.7 43.0 0.1 S S S
199 Other products of petroleum refining, and coal products S S S S 30.0 0.2 29.0
201 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) S S S S S S 30.2
202 Inorganic chemicals, nec S S S S S S S
203 Cyclic hydrocarbons
204 Phenols, phenol-alcohols, aldehydes, cyclic polymers of aldehydes, S S S S S S 30.1
205 Organic chemicals, nec S S S S S S 29.5
210 Pharmaceutical products 32.1 2.0 S S 47.2 48.2
220 Fertilizers and fertilizer materials 43.9 0.1 47.3 0.1 S S 25.1
231 Paints and varnishes, tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their S S S S S S 32.8
232 Essential oils and resinoids, and perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations 39.5 0.4 33.5 26.9 S
233 Soap, organic surface-active agents, cleaning preparations, polishes and 36.3 0.1 46.4 29.4 20.8
234 Photographic film, plates, paper, paperboard, or textiles, and chemical S S S S S S S
235 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbic 38.9 0.2 39.2 38.1 21.8
239 Other chemical products and preparations S S S S 44.4 39.9
241 Plastics in primary forms, rubber in primary forms or sheets, and 46.5 S S S S 35.1
242 Manmade fibers and plastics basic shapes and articles 24.1 0.6 26.6 0.1 43.4 24.9
243 Rubber articles S S S S 42.1 S
250 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 31.6
261 Wood chips or particles S S S S S S 29.9
262 Lumber, wood continuously shaped along any of its edges or faces, and 37.5 0.1 S S S S 30.1
263 Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood, particle board, fiberboard, plywood, S S S S 48.1 20.5
264 Builders joinery and carpentry of wood, except shingles and shakes S S S S 46.9 S
269 Other wood products 38.8 S S S S S
271 Pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials
272 Newsprint in large rolls or sheets
273 Uncoated paper and paperboard in large rolls or sheets 36.7 0.2 34.5 31.2 S
274 Coated, impregnated, treated, or worked paper and paperboard, in large S S S S S S 22.4
280 Paper or paperboard articles 18.7 0.2 22.0 0.1 29.4 18.4
291 Printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed products 34.2 0.1 S S S S 33.2
292 Newspapers, journals, and periodicals 43.8 0.1 45.4 41.8 26.3
293 Advertising material, commercial or trade catalogues, and similar printed 36.4 43.2 S S 31.5
299 Other printed products 33.0 0.2 S S 34.8 S
301 Textile fibers, yarns, and broadwoven or knitt 41.6 0.1 S S S S 33.6
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear, except safety 19.0 0.7 20.4 40.5 0.1 24.8
303 Textiles and textile articles, nec 36.1 0.4 23.2 S S S
304 Footwear 40.6 S S S S S
305 Leather and articles, luggage of related materials, and dressed furskins S S 43.8 S S S
311 Hydraulic cements S S S S S S 29.8
312 Ceramic products S S S S S S 35.9
313 Glass and glass products S S S S 41.6 S
319 Other nonmetallic mineral products 14.7 0.2 7.7 2.5 43.2 2.3 21.6
321 Iron and steel in primary forms, in semifinished forms, or in powders or S S S S S S 45.7
322 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel 32.4 S S 46.0 49.4
323 Bars, rods, angles, shapes, sections, and wire, of iron or steel 37.9 0.2 37.8 S S 23.0
324 Nonferrous metal, except precious, in unwrought forms, in finished basic S S S S S S S
331 Pipes, tubes, and fittings 46.1 S S S S 32.3
332 Structures and parts, except prefabricated buildings 42.8 0.1 49.0 43.8 27.0
333 Handtools, cutlery, except of precious metals, interchangeable tools for 27.7 39.0 S S 37.9
339 Other articles of metal 37.3 0.2 49.5 S S S
341 Internal-combustion piston engines 47.2 0.5 S S S S S
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines and motors, S S S S S S 29.8
343 Pumps, compressors, and fans, and ventilating or recycling hoods 27.2 S S S S S
344 Air-conditioning, refrigerating, or freezing equipment S S S S S S S
345 Materials-handling, excavating, boring, and related machinery and equipment S S S S S S 29.2
349 Other machinery 22.3 0.1 S S S S 26.9
351 Electric motors, generators, generating sets, rotary converters, S S S S S S S
352 Electric cooking appliances and other electrothermic or electromechanical S S S S S S S
353 Line telephone or telegraph apparatus S S S S S S 31.4
354 Electronic entertainment products, except parts 41.7 1.3 41.0 S S 26.9
355 Computer and office equipment S S S S S S S
356 Prepared unrecorded or prerecorded media S S S S S S S
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television broadcasting, radio S S S S S S 31.6
358 Electronic components and parts 36.1 29.9 S S 30.1
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment 35.5 0.3 45.6 S S S
361 Motor vehicles for the transport of less than S S S S S S 31.6
362 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and road tractors for S S S S S S 31.3
363 Other vehicles S S S S S S S
364 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles, except motorcycles and armored 28.0 0.1 S S 41.6 35.0
371 Locomotives and rolling stock, railway track fixtures and fittings, S S S S S S 31.6
372 Aircraft and spacecraft
373 Ships, boats, and floating structures S S S S S S 31.6
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus, except photographic and S S S S S S 30.1
382 Photographic and photocopying machines S S S S S S 37.6
383 Surveying,hydrographic, oceanographic, hydro S S S S S S 30.1
384 Instruments, apparatus, and appliances for medical, surgical, dental, or S S S S S S 30.3
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus for S S S S S S 31.1
390 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and 25.9 28.0 S S S
401 Arms and ammunition S S S S S S 31.6
402 Toys, games, and sporting equipment 15.2 0.1 30.2 S S 33.3
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 30.3 1.1 S S S S 28.3
411 Metallic waste and scrap S S S S S S 31.6
412 Nonmetallic waste and scrap, except from food processing
439 Mixed freight 44.2 4.2 S S S S 25.3
-- Commodity unknown S S S S 44.5 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.
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.