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 61,797 58,074 6.4 101,684 120,087 –15.3 33,226 47,565 –30.1 371 641 –42.1
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 20,750 20,496 1.2 50,573 57,845 –12.6 20,114 33,740 –40.4 198 185 7.4
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 3,337 5,046 –33.9 6,975 6,567 6.2 S 3,712 S 189 97 96
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 113 168 –32.4 20,242 21,278 –4.9 714 892 –19.9 S 225 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 1,604 1,793 –10.5 5,143 6,539 –21.4 259 459 –43.6 48 29 65.6
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 11,295 6,120 84.6 6,658 4,593 45 1,377 897 53.5 344 729 –52.8
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 3,077 5,103 –39.7 1,435 1,652 –13.1 857 409 109.4 652 882 –26
31-34 Base metal and machinery 7,262 6,026 20.5 6,490 17,173 –62.2 1,665 S S 207 520 –60.1
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 8,849 6,621 33.6 1,083 783 38.3 586 467 25.5 421 556 –24.2
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 5,383 6,569 –18.1 S 3,077 S S 1,039 S 581 772 –24.7
-- Commodity Unknown S 133 S S S S S 87 S S 340 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.