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 166,430 152,346 9.2 336,237 277,503 21.2 154,321 121,124 27.4 642 734 –12.5
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 15,194 15,459 –1.7 57,262 60,847 –5.9 52,671 37,938 38.8 S 101 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 21,463 16,173 32.7 25,169 18,003 39.8 S 7,315 S 93 131 –28.8
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,191 2,193 –0.1 99,103 94,917 4.4 49,809 40,461 23.1 141 43 227.2
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 5,027 6,311 –20.3 21,644 36,234 –40.3 5,910 S S 35 59 –40.9
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 19,954 13,712 45.5 3,152 8,776 –64.1 1,687 5,529 –69.5 405 481 –15.8
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 16,383 19,030 –13.9 11,185 12,312 –9.2 5,800 6,416 –9.6 996 788 26.4
31-34 Base metal and machinery 23,710 18,933 25.2 S 26,524 S 18,550 8,733 112.4 355 614 –42.2
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 34,826 42,844 –18.7 1,306 2,237 –41.6 808 1,559 –48.2 908 809 12.3
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 27,432 16,747 63.8 12,295 17,305 –28.9 3,575 6,198 –42.3 659 1,014 –35
-- Commodity Unknown 251 944 –73.5 S 349 S S 128 S 1,015 486 108.8

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.