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 200,813 138,895 44.6 75,123 89,758 –16.3 14,077 13,032 8 528 445 18.7
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 6,537 5,656 15.6 2,296 3,718 –38.3 630 719 –12.4 175 130 35.3
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 8,964 10,100 –11.3 5,732 7,789 –26.4 1,065 973 9.5 191 73 162.3
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 405 436 –7.1 19,833 27,571 –28.1 667 536 24.5 33 54 –39.1
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 4,218 2,909 45 16,713 17,553 –4.8 337 740 –54.4 S 42 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 26,885 24,099 11.6 5,618 3,742 50.1 2,424 1,617 49.9 357 393 –9.3
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 34,897 19,199 81.8 9,405 6,011 56.5 S 2,362 S 663 490 35.5
31-34 Base metal and machinery 13,748 13,493 1.9 6,086 18,315 –66.8 735 S S 516 264 95.9
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 71,987 46,252 55.6 856 1,374 –37.7 660 734 –10.1 634 504 25.7
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 32,893 15,962 106.1 8,487 3,312 156.2 1,589 802 98.1 676 760 –11.1
-- Commodity Unknown S 791 S S 372 S 8 62 –86.5 479 S 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.