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 32,355 21,878 47.9 32,121 22,562 42.4 10,590 7,941 33.4 570 686 –16.9
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 1,711 1,025 66.9 S 543 S S S S 589 475 24.1
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 2,071 1,349 53.5 S 1,345 S S 601 S 72 85 –15.5
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 119 13 826.3 1,798 1,547 16.2 132 20 558.3 S 16 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 2,136 1,229 73.8 8,300 6,152 34.9 380 332 14.6 44 30 49
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 1,064 1,656 –35.8 2,325 1,903 22.2 373 305 22.4 237 134 77.2
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 8,887 9,234 –3.8 10,116 7,761 30.4 6,755 5,502 22.8 936 921 1.6
31-34 Base metal and machinery 3,514 2,680 31.1 S 1,328 S 244 247 –1.1 256 240 6.4
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 2,745 2,470 11.2 142 141 0.5 70 53 30.5 S 276 S
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 10,079 1,906 428.8 2,437 1,524 59.9 401 367 9.3 567 730 –22.3
-- Commodity Unknown S 317 S S S S S S S 79 1,525 –94.8

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.