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 18,921 15,179 24.7 88,302 87,817 0.6 20,709 27,993 –26 320 247 29.5
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 3,849 4,784 –19.5 24,642 32,262 –23.6 13,565 22,543 –39.8 227 257 –11.5
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 2,822 2,108 33.9 5,698 3,041 87.4 4,473 2,280 96.2 102 128 –20.3
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 25 43 –42.3 3,883 S S 121 S S S 251 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 2,280 1,853 23.1 47,290 43,837 7.9 1,267 1,603 –21 25 35 –27.5
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 1,266 770 64.4 769 533 44.1 165 92 80.6 796 141 462.9
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 935 849 10.1 449 284 58.2 104 65 60.6 523 363 43.8
31-34 Base metal and machinery 3,442 1,415 143.3 3,683 3,121 18 603 203 196.5 S 277 S
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 3,054 1,776 71.9 323 207 56.1 220 S S 253 292 –13.1
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 1,169 1,313 –11 661 1,261 –47.6 S 240 S 327 329 –0.7
-- Commodity Unknown S S S S S S 51 S S S S 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.