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 318,775 279,436 14.1 249,551 275,598 –9.5 55,284 40,025 38.1 403 405 –0.5
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 10,256 10,403 –1.4 6,585 11,208 –41.2 918 1,842 –50.2 S 114 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 30,697 32,940 –6.8 36,085 33,029 9.3 10,162 9,408 8 S 63 S
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,041 1,704 19.7 61,926 102,847 –39.8 6,601 4,367 51.1 90 42 112.2
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 11,292 7,901 42.9 54,343 55,925 –2.8 9,477 2,486 281.2 S 38 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 57,736 44,663 29.3 11,931 10,982 8.6 7,242 5,388 34.4 425 544 –21.8
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 43,890 40,264 9 15,617 14,793 5.6 8,941 6,060 47.5 513 516 –0.7
31-34 Base metal and machinery 32,607 40,538 –19.6 30,350 28,467 6.6 4,875 5,025 –3 269 289 –7
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 60,329 51,443 17.3 8,091 2,887 180.3 2,204 1,432 54 517 413 25.2
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 69,623 47,600 46.3 24,423 14,798 65 4,838 3,677 31.6 457 624 –26.6
-- Commodity Unknown 302 1,979 –84.8 200 662 –69.8 27 S S 328 517 –36.5

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.