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 185,392 147,352 25.8 254,827 187,891 35.6 72,910 49,352 47.7 517 555 –6.7
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 11,307 10,737 5.3 52,611 32,114 63.8 19,410 12,944 50 122 97 25.2
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 19,921 16,160 23.3 22,479 17,507 28.4 9,417 6,799 38.5 S 217 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 591 855 –30.8 88,812 65,825 34.9 13,961 9,365 49.1 43 32 33
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 3,634 3,635 11,775 13,082 –10 553 839 –34.1 33 S S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 30,370 22,159 37.1 18,208 12,974 40.3 6,152 4,980 23.5 375 396 –5.2
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 17,815 15,412 15.6 7,198 7,025 2.5 2,887 2,381 21.3 898 968 –7.3
31-34 Base metal and machinery 24,044 18,416 30.6 22,499 25,778 –12.7 7,254 5,069 43.1 312 258 21.2
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 37,557 41,300 –9.1 8,145 5,518 47.6 4,311 4,110 4.9 490 369 32.8
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 39,874 17,556 127.1 22,923 7,599 201.6 8,900 2,791 218.9 539 586 –8.1
-- Commodity Unknown 280 1,121 –75 177 469 –62.3 65 74 –12.2 809 710 13.9

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.