Table B-11 - Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Three-Digit Commodity for State of Origin: 2002

Table B-11 - Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics by Three-Digit Commodity for State of Origin: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Code Commodity (3-digit SCTG) Value Tons Ton-miles CV of average miles
per shipment
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
CV Std. error
of percent
  All commodities 13.4 25.3 10.5 19.8
10 Live animals and live fish
21 Wheat S S S S S S 21.0
22 Corn, except sweet 36.6 44.9 46.0 20.7
29 Other cereal grains S S 33.4 42.4 S
31 Fresh or chilled potatoes (Irish potatoes), except sweet S S S S S S 27.6
32 Fresh or chilled edible vegetables, except potatoes (Irish potatoes) S S S S S S S
33 Fresh, chilled, or dried edible fruit and nuts S S S S S S 26.0
34 Soya beans 40.5 38.2 0.1 S S 23.5
35 Oil seeds and nuts, except olives and soya beans
36 Bulbs, live plants, and seeds for sowing, nec
39 Fresh-cut flowers, plants, and parts of plants, and other agricultural S S S S S S 29.9
41 Cereal straw or husks, forage products, residues and waste from the food S S S S S S 28.8
42 Animal feed preparations S S S S S S 31.3
51 Meat including poultry, except preparations 46.6 1.1 S S S S S
52 Fish, except live, and seafood, except preparations 43.6 0.4 40.3 S S 49.5
53 Preparations, extracts, and juices of meat, fish, or seafood 48.3 S S S S 33.2
61 Wheat flour, groats, and meal S S S S S S 30.2
62 Malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, and milled or otherwise worked S S S S S S 45.8
63 Food preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk S S S S S S 26.4
64 Bakery products 27.0 0.3 29.4 25.6 0.1 36.7
71 Dairy products, except chocolate milk, eggnog, and food preparations of milk 25.9 0.4 37.1 0.2 43.1 1.0 S
72 Processed or prepared vegetables, fruit, or nuts, except dried or milled, 39.8 0.2 44.1 0.1 44.3 0.1 29.3
73 Coffee, tea, and spices, except unprocessed coffee and unfermented tea 44.6 0.5 44.5 0.2 41.4 0.6 22.2
74 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products, prepared S S S S S S S
75 Cane, beet, and other sugars in solid form, sugar syrups not containing 49.9 0.2 48.4 0.4 49.7 0.9 26.4
76 Confectionery, cocoa, and cocoa preparations S S S S S S S
77 Edible preparations, necand vinegar 35.7 0.4 S S S S 26.6
78 Nonalcoholic beverages, necand ice 32.6 0.5 23.4 0.4 32.7 0.4 S
81 Malt Beer 30.7 0.2 32.6 0.2 37.7 37.7
82 Wine and other fermented beverages 32.8 37.7 37.6 12.7
83 Spirituous beverages and ethyl alcohol 35.7 45.8 S S S
90 Tobacco products S S S S S S 31.6
100 Monumental or building stone, except dolomite S S S S S S S
110 Natural sands, except metal-bearing S S S S 48.3 1.7 40.8
120 Gravel and crushed stone, except dolomite and slate S S S S 37.5 2.5 20.4
131 Salt S S S S S S 31.6
132 Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminum-calcium phosphates, and
133 Dolomite S S S S S S 28.5
139 Other nonmetallic minerals S S S S S S 38.4
141 Iron ores and concentrates
149 Other metallic ores and concentrates S S S S S S 31.6
151 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal S S S S S S 19.5
159 Other coal
171 Gasoline 39.5 0.2 39.2 0.6 38.8 0.2 47.9
172 Aviation turbine fuel (types A and B)
180 Fuel oils 25.3 24.6 31.8 48.6
191 Lubricating oils and greases S S S S S S S
192 Refined petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, nec 41.5 44.6 43.7 26.2
193 Gaseous hydrocarbons S S S S S S 32.4
199 Other products of petroleum refining, and coal products S S S S S S 29.8
201 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash)
202 Inorganic chemicals, nec S S S S S S 26.9
203 Cyclic hydrocarbons
204 Phenols, phenol-alcohols, aldehydes, cyclic polymers of aldehydes,
205 Organic chemicals, nec 25.2 22.3 24.2 0.1 17.9
210 Pharmaceutical products S S S S 49.0 0.1 S
220 Fertilizers and fertilizer materials S S S S S S 29.8
231 Paints and varnishes, tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their 36.7 0.6 34.7 0.2 39.3 0.8 38.4
232 Essential oils and resinoids, and perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations 42.3 0.3 41.6 45.0 21.4
233 Soap, organic surface-active agents, cleaning preparations, polishes and 30.0 0.2 34.5 0.2 37.4 1.5 28.6
234 Photographic film, plates, paper, paperboard, or textiles, and chemical S S S S S S 31.6
235 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbic S S S S S S 28.9
239 Other chemical products and preparations S S S S S S 41.2
241 Plastics in primary forms, rubber in primary forms or sheets, and 47.6 0.1 S S S S S
242 Manmade fibers and plastics basic shapes and articles 30.0 0.7 34.5 0.1 27.6 0.4 21.5
243 Rubber articles S S S S S S 26.0
250 Logs and other wood in the rough S S S S S S 48.3
261 Wood chips or particles 39.5 S S 33.7 S
262 Lumber, wood continuously shaped along any of its edges or faces, and S S S S 42.7 0.9 S
263 Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood, particle board, fiberboard, plywood, S S S S S S 30.2
264 Builders joinery and carpentry of wood, except shingles and shakes S S S S 38.6 0.1 29.7
269 Other wood products 41.0 40.1 S S 34.5
271 Pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials
272 Newsprint in large rolls or sheets S S S S S S 30.4
273 Uncoated paper and paperboard in large rolls or sheets 28.7 0.3 34.8 0.2 S S S
274 Coated, impregnated, treated, or worked paper and paperboard, in large 35.8 0.2 37.1 0.2 45.8 1.2 42.0
280 Paper or paperboard articles 22.9 0.2 23.1 0.1 28.0 0.1 26.9
291 Printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed products 25.0 0.5 25.5 0.1 33.5 0.3 17.6
292 Newspapers, journals, and periodicals 46.7 0.3 S S S S S
293 Advertising material, commercial or trade catalogues, and similar printed 39.9 0.1 S S S S 23.8
299 Other printed products 22.6 30.7 42.5 S
301 Textile fibers, yarns, and broadwoven or knitt S S S S S S 23.8
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear, except safety S S S S 45.7 0.2 19.0
303 Textiles and textile articles, nec 34.9 0.3 37.7 40.7 0.2 14.3
304 Footwear S S S S 44.0 S
305 Leather and articles, luggage of related materials, and dressed furskins 37.9 32.8 49.2 27.9
311 Hydraulic cements S S S S S S 27.3
312 Ceramic products S S S S S S S
313 Glass and glass products S S S S S S 49.3
319 Other nonmetallic mineral products 40.2 0.5 38.5 3.1 40.4 2.0 S
321 Iron and steel in primary forms, in semifinished forms, or in powders or S S S S S S 30.3
322 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel 43.1 0.6 46.6 1.6 S S 17.2
323 Bars, rods, angles, shapes, sections, and wire, of iron or steel 41.7 0.3 S S 48.9 0.5 32.5
324 Nonferrous metal, except precious, in unwrought forms, in finished basic 38.1 0.3 48.8 0.4 39.9 0.7 47.4
331 Pipes, tubes, and fittings S S 30.2 31.2 S
332 Structures and parts, except prefabricated buildings 39.9 0.3 S S 43.5 S
333 Handtools, cutlery, except of precious metals, interchangeable tools for 35.9 0.1 49.4 S S S
339 Other articles of metal 36.9 48.6 45.2 28.4
341 Internal-combustion piston engines 37.1 0.3 45.4 S S 19.6
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines and motors, S S S S S S 36.2
343 Pumps, compressors, and fans, and ventilating or recycling hoods S S S S S S S
344 Air-conditioning, refrigerating, or freezing equipment S S S S 42.2 S
345 Materials-handling, excavating, boring, and related machinery and equipment 34.4 0.4 48.8 0.1 S S 46.6
349 Other machinery 38.1 0.8 41.2 0.1 44.0 0.1 S
351 Electric motors, generators, generating sets, rotary converters, 46.6 S S S S S
352 Electric cooking appliances and other electrothermic or electromechanical S S S S S S 34.9
353 Line telephone or telegraph apparatus S S S S S S 31.4
354 Electronic entertainment products, except parts S S S S S S 30.3
355 Computer and office equipment 40.0 1.2 37.8 41.1 32.8
356 Prepared unrecorded or prerecorded media S S S S S S 35.8
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television broadcasting, radio S S S S 48.6 9.8
358 Electronic components and parts 45.9 0.2 40.9 41.1 26.8
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment S S 39.3 29.3 16.9
361 Motor vehicles for the transport of less than 34.3 0.6 32.3 0.1 S S S
362 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and road tractors for S S S S S S 42.2
363 Other vehicles S S S S S S 31.6
364 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles, except motorcycles and armored 25.5 0.5 28.0 38.5 30.0
371 Locomotives and rolling stock, railway track fixtures and fittings,
372 Aircraft and spacecraft 40.9 0.1 S S S S 24.9
373 Ships, boats, and floating structures 34.2 40.4 42.4 22.5
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus, except photographic and S S 36.4 42.6 29.1
382 Photographic and photocopying machines S S S S S S S
383 Surveying,hydrographic, oceanographic, hydro
384 Instruments, apparatus, and appliances for medical, surgical, dental, or 48.0 0.8 48.4 S S S
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus for S S S S S S 32.1
390 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and S S S S S S 46.0
401 Arms and ammunition S S S S S S 31.4
402 Toys, games, and sporting equipment S S 46.8 S S 30.2
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 32.5 1.3 23.9 19.0 0.1 22.8
411 Metallic waste and scrap S S S S S S 28.1
412 Nonmetallic waste and scrap, except from food processing S S S S S S 26.4
439 Mixed freight 42.0 3.9 S S 41.0 2.1 39.5
-- Commodity unknown 35.6 31.4 47.8 30.4

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.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Individual State Data, December 2004.