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 442,130 356,183 24.1 718,351 670,283 7.2 167,342 145,099 15.3 469 463 1.3
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 21,071 28,453 –25.9 92,763 109,234 –15.1 49,378 50,059 –1.4 141 175 –19.6
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 35,182 34,723 1.3 47,223 40,535 16.5 20,303 19,021 6.7 113 244 –54
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,000 1,410 41.9 169,244 126,503 33.8 8,595 5,025 71 29 53 –45.3
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 29,045 21,248 36.7 151,807 168,040 –9.7 20,048 27,722 –27.7 44 45 –2
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 65,013 54,580 19.1 42,883 32,154 33.4 26,987 11,959 125.7 407 561 –27.4
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 27,072 26,437 2.4 16,263 16,116 0.9 4,115 4,164 –1.2 518 551 –6.1
31-34 Base metal and machinery 74,211 73,564 0.9 106,303 S S 16,437 16,260 1.1 316 377 –16.1
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 87,119 77,898 11.8 14,864 7,860 89.1 S 4,509 S 651 444 46.6
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 100,597 35,211 185.7 75,018 22,459 234 13,167 6,119 115.2 550 679 –19.1
-- Commodity Unknown 821 2,659 –69.1 S 1,846 S S 261 S 475 544 –12.8

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.