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 115,396 109,871 5 232,544 218,789 6.3 107,728 56,882 89.4 340 276 23.3
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 21,372 28,051 –23.8 89,538 80,425 11.3 S 26,362 S 293 114 156.2
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 14,036 14,227 –1.3 29,078 24,025 21 15,368 14,783 4 582 143 307.1
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 644 S S 56,177 54,564 3 S 3,215 S 59 54 9.2
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 3,066 3,184 –3.7 10,738 13,594 –21 1,211 633 91.2 S 26 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 16,823 12,222 37.6 19,810 7,590 161 5,536 2,521 119.6 352 222 58.7
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 7,396 5,995 23.4 5,064 3,520 43.9 2,235 1,253 78.4 597 550 8.5
31-34 Base metal and machinery 21,122 18,839 12.1 15,189 23,686 –35.9 4,819 4,428 8.8 346 278 24.6
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 16,405 16,212 1.2 2,486 2,505 –0.8 1,603 1,410 13.7 518 326 58.7
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 14,295 9,386 52.3 4,077 5,406 –24.6 1,406 1,497 –6 268 481 –44.2
-- Commodity Unknown 238 677 –64.9 388 S S S S S 553 143 285.7

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.