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 286,580 292,984 –2.2 237,847 223,191 6.6 41,341 34,523 19.8 511 528 –3.2
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 5,244 4,395 19.3 4,240 1,909 122.1 1,365 494 176.5 S S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 26,333 21,992 19.7 18,738 17,109 9.5 5,217 3,725 40 S 100 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores S 1,382 S 51,149 68,749 –25.6 3,400 2,294 48.2 49 70 –30.2
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 20,939 12,794 63.7 95,505 74,160 28.8 7,112 S S S S S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 89,675 66,056 35.8 16,382 14,458 13.3 13,817 6,624 108.6 716 672 6.5
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 31,352 S S 7,900 13,037 –39.4 2,541 4,325 –41.3 591 579 2.1
31-34 Base metal and machinery 19,079 33,337 –42.8 27,525 22,772 20.9 4,393 5,642 –22.1 373 370 1
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 53,709 56,434 –4.8 2,545 3,049 –16.5 1,011 1,369 –26.1 687 673 2.1
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 37,497 20,540 82.6 13,283 7,500 77.1 2,436 1,985 22.7 601 526 14.2
-- Commodity Unknown 970 S S S 449 S 50 S S S 602 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.