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 189,390 125,885 50.4 336,341 361,179 –6.9 99,630 101,285 –1.6 437 196 122.9
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 3,825 4,857 –21.2 7,618 11,092 –31.3 5,072 5,265 –3.7 204 S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 9,030 14,109 –36 7,999 8,608 –7.1 3,062 3,462 –11.6 169 68 149.3
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 375 515 –27.2 56,231 71,772 –21.7 5,255 8,127 –35.3 39 27 45
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 13,736 11,362 20.9 198,519 218,602 –9.2 60,909 67,838 –10.2 30 64 –53
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 23,399 12,037 94.4 11,460 6,908 65.9 4,611 2,893 59.4 411 233 76.9
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 19,425 10,902 78.2 11,517 8,710 32.2 5,108 2,967 72.2 814 353 130.4
31-34 Base metal and machinery 51,288 18,300 180.3 27,838 24,058 15.7 10,585 5,740 84.4 336 244 38
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 49,563 46,713 6.1 7,242 5,738 26.2 2,974 3,308 –10.1 550 274 100.3
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 18,487 6,963 165.5 7,773 5,641 37.8 2,032 1,658 22.5 536 347 54.4
-- Commodity Unknown 261 128 104.6 S 51 S 23 S S S 273 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.