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 3.4 10.5 3.1 8.2
10 Live animals and live fish S S S S S S 23.9
21 Wheat S S S S 49.4 0.5 S
22 Corn, except sweet 21.8 0.2 21.3 1.5 10.7 2.4 S
29 Other cereal grains S S S S S S 35.6
31 Fresh or chilled potatoes (Irish potatoes), except sweet S S S S S S 24.3
32 Fresh or chilled edible vegetables, except potatoes (Irish potatoes) 42.1 33.2 S S S
33 Fresh, chilled, or dried edible fruit and nuts 33.1 S S 39.7 27.7
34 Soya beans 23.3 0.2 26.1 1.0 13.8 1.0 S
35 Oil seeds and nuts, except olives and soya beans S S S S S S S
36 Bulbs, live plants, and seeds for sowing, nec S S S S S S 33.3
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 28.8 36.1 0.2 29.1 0.3 37.7
42 Animal feed preparations 39.3 0.1 42.5 0.3 S S 40.4
51 Meat including poultry, except preparations 41.8 0.7 37.3 0.1 33.3 0.2 30.3
52 Fish, except live, and seafood, except preparations S S S S S S S
53 Preparations, extracts, and juices of meat, fish, or seafood S S S S S S 32.5
61 Wheat flour, groats, and meal S S S S S S 26.6
62 Malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, and milled or otherwise worked 23.5 40.1 0.3 30.7 0.4 18.3
63 Food preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk 21.1 0.2 24.5 0.1 42.1 0.3 14.7
64 Bakery products S S S S S S 29.5
71 Dairy products, except chocolate milk, eggnog, and food preparations of milk S S S S S S S
72 Processed or prepared vegetables, fruit, or nuts, except dried or milled, 37.2 27.9 41.3 26.3
73 Coffee, tea, and spices, except unprocessed coffee and unfermented tea S S S S S S S
74 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products, prepared 21.7 0.1 16.3 0.2 27.1 0.8 28.5
75 Cane, beet, and other sugars in solid form, sugar syrups not containing 16.8 18.4 0.2 22.6 0.6 22.5
76 Confectionery, cocoa, and cocoa preparations 26.5 0.1 33.5 24.7 35.6
77 Edible preparations, necand vinegar 30.3 0.5 36.1 0.3 31.4 0.6 19.9
78 Nonalcoholic beverages, necand ice S S S S 41.6 0.1 40.9
81 Malt Beer 40.2 0.3 41.8 0.2 43.5 9.1
82 Wine and other fermented beverages 47.5 S S S S 26.5
83 Spirituous beverages and ethyl alcohol 16.3 0.1 20.1 0.1 25.2 0.2 44.8
90 Tobacco products 31.2 0.1 38.5 48.1 33.5
100 Monumental or building stone, except dolomite S S S S S S S
110 Natural sands, except metal-bearing 29.0 34.2 0.7 31.8 0.5 S
120 Gravel and crushed stone, except dolomite and slate S S S S S S 32.6
131 Salt S S S S S S 30.3
132 Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminum-calcium phosphates, and
133 Dolomite 41.9 42.2 0.8 42.6 34.1
139 Other nonmetallic minerals 34.0 41.8 0.1 45.4 S
141 Iron ores and concentrates S S S S S S 23.9
149 Other metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 29.9
151 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 14.9 16.6 1.2 30.3 0.9 19.4
159 Other coal
171 Gasoline 26.3 0.9 24.8 1.7 S S 22.1
172 Aviation turbine fuel (types A and B) 37.4 38.3 0.3 35.4 26.9
180 Fuel oils 25.0 0.3 23.9 0.9 29.6 0.4 33.2
191 Lubricating oils and greases 29.1 0.1 S S 42.9 0.1 S
192 Refined petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, nec S S S S S S S
193 Gaseous hydrocarbons 30.8 33.5 0.2 49.3 0.2 S
199 Other products of petroleum refining, and coal products 33.2 40.6 1.0 S S S
201 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) S S S S S S S
202 Inorganic chemicals, nec 41.3 23.2 0.1 15.1 S
203 Cyclic hydrocarbons S S S S S S 31.5
204 Phenols, phenol-alcohols, aldehydes, cyclic polymers of aldehydes, S S S S S S 27.9
205 Organic chemicals, nec 41.1 S S S S 19.5
210 Pharmaceutical products 36.8 2.2 48.0 S S 20.7
220 Fertilizers and fertilizer materials 44.6 0.3 49.7 1.7 S S S
231 Paints and varnishes, tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their S S S S S S S
232 Essential oils and resinoids, and perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations 31.2 0.1 27.7 33.2 19.6
233 Soap, organic surface-active agents, cleaning preparations, polishes and 40.0 0.1 44.0 46.4 0.1 10.8
234 Photographic film, plates, paper, paperboard, or textiles, and chemical S S S S S S 29.3
235 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbic 22.6 S S 29.8 48.2
239 Other chemical products and preparations S S 41.7 0.3 45.0 0.5 23.0
241 Plastics in primary forms, rubber in primary forms or sheets, and 31.3 0.2 27.8 0.2 33.7 0.5 S
242 Manmade fibers and plastics basic shapes and articles 21.0 0.5 19.1 0.1 23.2 0.3 14.5
243 Rubber articles 35.0 0.4 47.5 S S S
250 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 26.0
261 Wood chips or particles S S S S S S 43.8
262 Lumber, wood continuously shaped along any of its edges or faces, and 20.0 18.0 23.1 S
263 Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood, particle board, fiberboard, plywood, 26.5 31.7 35.9 24.3
264 Builders joinery and carpentry of wood, except shingles and shakes 29.1 25.9 28.3 20.7
269 Other wood products 30.1 S S S S 23.5
271 Pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials S S S S S S S
272 Newsprint in large rolls or sheets S S S S S S 29.1
273 Uncoated paper and paperboard in large rolls or sheets 46.0 0.5 S S 47.7 0.3 46.1
274 Coated, impregnated, treated, or worked paper and paperboard, in large 15.0 14.4 22.3 25.4
280 Paper or paperboard articles 28.5 0.4 32.4 0.2 38.9 0.3 16.7
291 Printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed products 17.8 0.1 14.4 27.5 12.1
292 Newspapers, journals, and periodicals 30.7 48.1 49.5 26.1
293 Advertising material, commercial or trade catalogues, and similar printed 23.8 0.1 17.5 15.5 14.8
299 Other printed products 39.3 0.2 S S 37.2 14.6
301 Textile fibers, yarns, and broadwoven or knitt S S S S S S 35.6
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear, except safety 26.0 0.2 39.8 17.9 13.0
303 Textiles and textile articles, nec 25.1 29.2 33.3 18.4
304 Footwear S S S S S S S
305 Leather and articles, luggage of related materials, and dressed furskins S S S S S S 24.3
311 Hydraulic cements S S S S S S S
312 Ceramic products S S S S S S 48.9
313 Glass and glass products 35.0 27.8 26.7 18.4
319 Other nonmetallic mineral products 29.9 0.3 41.7 2.0 30.6 0.4 S
321 Iron and steel in primary forms, in semifinished forms, or in powders or 36.0 0.2 S S 29.3 0.2 S
322 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel 40.9 0.8 41.8 1.0 33.1 1.0 25.3
323 Bars, rods, angles, shapes, sections, and wire, of iron or steel 35.2 0.2 42.6 0.2 34.7 0.2 31.2
324 Nonferrous metal, except precious, in unwrought forms, in finished basic 17.3 0.1 23.9 21.9 14.5
331 Pipes, tubes, and fittings 39.4 0.4 40.4 0.2 S S 46.9
332 Structures and parts, except prefabricated buildings 36.0 0.2 S S 36.1 0.1 19.0
333 Handtools, cutlery, except of precious metals, interchangeable tools for 28.4 0.5 41.3 0.1 48.6 0.2 21.6
339 Other articles of metal 31.2 0.3 S S 38.7 0.2 16.3
341 Internal-combustion piston engines 18.4 0.2 23.2 24.6 15.0
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines and motors, S S 47.8 S S 27.9
343 Pumps, compressors, and fans, and ventilating or recycling hoods 32.9 33.1 34.4 43.0
344 Air-conditioning, refrigerating, or freezing equipment S S S S S S 22.0
345 Materials-handling, excavating, boring, and related machinery and equipment 37.1 0.4 36.4 S S 22.0
349 Other machinery 19.9 0.5 27.6 32.1 0.2 16.4
351 Electric motors, generators, generating sets, rotary converters, 34.8 0.2 41.9 S S 13.4
352 Electric cooking appliances and other electrothermic or electromechanical 37.3 33.6 36.7 15.7
353 Line telephone or telegraph apparatus S S S S S S S
354 Electronic entertainment products, except parts S S S S S S 25.8
355 Computer and office equipment 41.6 2.4 S S 43.4 18.3
356 Prepared unrecorded or prerecorded media 42.7 0.5 25.9 26.3 8.3
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television broadcasting, radio 35.8 0.3 39.9 37.2 9.6
358 Electronic components and parts S S 28.3 37.9 6.1
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment 20.0 0.4 S S 41.7 0.1 15.8
361 Motor vehicles for the transport of less than 33.6 0.6 32.7 45.0 25.4
362 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and road tractors for 34.3 0.2 37.2 43.6 37.4
363 Other vehicles 29.6 0.3 28.7 27.0 16.4
364 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles, except motorcycles and armored 22.2 0.8 20.7 32.4 0.2 9.4
371 Locomotives and rolling stock, railway track fixtures and fittings, S S S S S S 21.0
372 Aircraft and spacecraft S S S S S S 26.6
373 Ships, boats, and floating structures S S S S S S 30.3
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus, except photographic and S S 37.2 45.6 44.1
382 Photographic and photocopying machines S S S S S S 26.2
383 Surveying,hydrographic, oceanographic, hydro S S S S S S 29.9
384 Instruments, apparatus, and appliances for medical, surgical, dental, or S S S S S S 24.8
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus for S S 39.1 S S 18.3
390 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and 31.7 0.2 34.3 34.6 18.1
401 Arms and ammunition 38.9 49.1 S S 23.7
402 Toys, games, and sporting equipment 40.7 0.5 48.6 S S 4.8
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 20.6 0.7 S S 31.9 0.5 9.7
411 Metallic waste and scrap S S S S S S S
412 Nonmetallic waste and scrap, except from food processing S S S S S S S
439 Mixed freight 21.6 2.9 36.2 1.2 28.1 1.2 15.0
-- Commodity unknown 23.7 S S S S 26.4

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.
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.