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 28,471 25,218 12.9 34,971 41,727 –16.2 20,561 14,128 45.5 614 840 –26.9
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 4,866 3,171 53.5 12,754 7,999 59.4 8,119 4,190 93.8 461 S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 4,339 3,146 37.9 5,297 3,692 43.5 4,607 3,187 44.5 S 177 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 171 338 –49.4 S 14,078 S 406 551 –26.3 S S S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 1,291 769 67.9 4,308 2,847 51.3 792 247 220.8 103 S S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 1,417 2,314 –38.8 1,904 3,421 –44.3 1,075 1,602 –32.9 535 154 248.3
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 4,629 3,611 28.2 5,799 3,899 48.7 4,465 3,456 29.2 800 1,378 –41.9
31-34 Base metal and machinery 1,255 1,751 –28.4 835 4,753 –82.4 S 325 S 238 334 –28.7
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 7,993 S S 183 229 –20.2 120 138 –13.3 1,318 914 44.2
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 2,478 1,477 67.8 1,481 575 157.7 671 244 174.5 346 854 –59.5
-- Commodity Unknown 33 257 –87.2 S S S S S S S 560 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.