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 40,756 20,921 94.8 44,210 24,412 81.1 8,695 5,129 69.5 536 650 –17.6
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 985 804 22.5 559 357 56.9 S S S S 24 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 3,851 2,706 42.3 2,594 2,148 20.8 719 529 35.8 88 38 127.9
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 481 1,037 –53.6 18,856 4,696 301.5 1,604 784 104.6 S S S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products S 1,148 S S 3,127 S S 344 S S 86 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 10,973 3,317 230.8 3,233 1,106 192.3 1,033 593 74.1 491 1,076 –54.4
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 5,984 2,262 164.5 S 502 S S 194 S 696 686 1.4
31-34 Base metal and machinery 3,923 2,452 60 11,887 11,245 5.7 2,882 2,172 32.7 445 308 44.2
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 7,993 2,701 196 313 187 67.3 206 75 176.2 876 450 94.5
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 5,891 4,451 32.4 1,879 1,038 81.1 S 301 S 410 717 –42.8
-- Commodity Unknown 46 S S 104 S S S S 475 259 83.2

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.