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 293,604 264,761 10.9 276,004 255,488 8 47,088 45,168 4.2 487 386 26.2
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 10,970 11,743 –6.6 15,366 16,329 –5.9 3,345 2,751 21.6 163 S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 28,920 27,935 3.5 14,716 17,076 –13.8 2,536 2,715 –6.6 239 52 358.7
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 1,350 1,384 –2.5 84,247 94,322 –10.7 3,800 9,528 –60.1 50 104 –52
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 5,421 7,166 –24.3 20,662 28,054 –26.3 1,139 1,538 –26 S 35 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 57,513 37,994 51.4 21,572 17,123 26 9,358 7,065 32.4 348 287 21.2
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 59,019 77,621 –24 43,346 38,895 11.4 11,463 10,827 5.9 746 610 22.3
31-34 Base metal and machinery 35,027 28,762 21.8 46,667 29,399 58.7 7,424 5,518 34.5 294 320 –8
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 36,528 45,395 –19.5 4,405 3,536 24.6 2,601 2,195 18.5 408 381 7
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 58,239 25,157 131.5 24,527 10,178 141 5,120 2,894 77 626 611 2.4
-- Commodity Unknown 616 1,604 –61.6 S 575 S S 137 S 211 266 –20.9

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.