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 388,571 319,548 21.6 331,190 368,500 –10.1 68,679 69,579 –1.3 408 407 0.3
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 8,636 12,374 –30.2 13,541 14,708 –7.9 S 5,583 S 263 693 –62.1
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 17,474 16,631 5.1 26,319 16,065 63.8 4,838 3,822 26.6 225 66 243.3
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,522 1,560 61.7 101,537 123,369 –17.7 19,271 18,404 4.7 64 46 38.2
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 16,899 16,493 2.5 60,669 59,460 2 4,881 4,136 18 50 70 –28.6
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 41,385 25,897 59.8 12,999 12,259 6 4,960 3,857 28.6 529 227 133.2
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 22,462 19,522 15.1 11,916 13,813 –13.7 5,339 5,080 5.1 530 426 24.4
31-34 Base metal and machinery 71,441 66,340 7.7 50,268 82,928 –39.4 9,650 12,995 –25.7 309 262 17.9
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 158,222 127,000 24.6 23,734 25,515 –7 10,365 10,546 –1.7 503 282 78.8
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 48,756 33,179 46.9 29,893 19,868 50.5 6,023 5,042 19.5 364 335 8.7
-- Commodity Unknown 775 552 40.4 313 517 –39.4 94 S S 341 498 –31.4

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.

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.