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 95,285 73,899 28.9 192,854 140,583 37.2 44,857 46,813 –4.2 503 313 60.4
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 17,458 14,342 21.7 74,155 53,009 39.9 23,131 21,461 7.8 100 122 –18.6
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 6,583 6,963 –5.5 13,376 9,279 44.2 5,300 4,221 25.5 101 135 –25.1
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 330 324 1.8 44,591 29,987 48.7 2,437 2,680 –9.1 45 56 –19.7
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 4,676 3,472 34.7 18,954 17,368 9.1 1,543 4,014 –61.6 32 77 –57.9
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 8,519 8,266 3.1 6,768 12,415 –45.5 3,285 8,786 –62.6 395 273 44.6
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 7,228 6,759 6.9 2,040 3,768 –45.9 817 1,424 –42.6 968 575 68.4
31-34 Base metal and machinery 13,037 10,770 21.1 23,679 9,788 141.9 4,907 2,158 127.4 252 239 5.2
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 24,133 15,557 55.1 3,804 1,307 191.1 1,970 1,011 94.8 478 375 27.4
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 13,182 6,968 89.2 5,273 3,421 54.1 1,455 830 75.4 670 532 26.1
-- Commodity Unknown 139 478 –70.9 S S S 12 S S 362 322 12.2

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.