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 94,897 60,093 57.9 98,720 113,436 –13 38,333 27,937 37.2 410 238 71.9
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 7,931 5,106 55.3 11,448 7,478 53.1 3,699 1,722 114.8 366 S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 3,258 3,161 3.1 4,285 4,554 –5.9 978 1,282 –23.7 58 79 –26.3
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 151 301 –49.8 7,194 11,140 –35.4 846 710 19.1 S 409 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 7,060 4,979 41.8 29,752 25,613 16.2 14,596 4,049 260.5 S 46 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 10,792 7,305 47.7 13,865 7,545 83.8 5,302 5,066 4.7 S 204 S
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 22,981 11,704 96.3 20,269 24,953 –18.8 8,211 10,203 –19.5 744 516 44.2
31-34 Base metal and machinery 8,960 8,114 10.4 4,413 25,261 –82.5 2,173 2,393 –9.2 312 218 43.3
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 15,157 7,497 102.2 1,443 1,695 –14.9 559 842 –33.6 480 201 138.6
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 18,484 11,266 64.1 5,960 4,493 32.6 1,926 1,595 20.7 312 320 –2.5
-- Commodity Unknown 124 S S 93 703 –86.8 S 74 S 1,138 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.