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 121,356 87,181 39.2 165,399 123,793 33.6 15,140 10,239 47.9 261 249 5.1
01-05 Agriculture products and fish S 4,317 S S 6,732 S S 1,416 S S 297 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 9,395 9,354 0.4 8,659 9,029 –4.1 1,729 1,314 31.6 75 47 59.1
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 1,031 606 70.2 S 41,951 S 1,692 1,061 59.5 19 S S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 905 3,603 –74.9 10,664 21,525 –50.5 248 640 –61.3 35 31 11.7
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 11,501 7,640 50.5 6,300 3,632 73.5 2,488 1,752 42 234 225 4
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 32,599 11,795 176.4 11,348 6,008 88.9 1,448 1,041 39.1 267 431 –38
31-34 Base metal and machinery 10,873 8,564 27 18,262 22,239 –17.9 3,900 1,723 126.3 168 221 –24.2
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 18,938 22,966 –17.5 1,091 1,518 –28.1 244 545 –55.1 489 211 131.4
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 18,337 17,998 1.9 9,366 11,006 –14.9 S 731 S 368 353 4.2
-- Commodity Unknown 188 S S 69 154 –55.2 38 S S 891 156 470.3

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.