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 286,576 162,735 76.1 270,265 206,916 30.6 54,491 39,775 37 549 374 46.9
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 9,827 6,659 47.6 S 11,018 S 4,749 4,135 14.8 131 120 8.5
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 18,418 16,518 11.5 17,087 17,029 0.3 6,450 5,820 10.8 394 117 236.8
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 890 1,158 –23.1 64,840 77,277 –16.1 2,827 5,100 –44.6 42 67 –37.9
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 12,505 4,602 171.7 47,796 22,438 113 3,953 1,429 176.6 67 62 7.4
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 80,511 22,765 253.7 18,983 9,668 96.3 9,508 3,831 148.2 369 309 19.4
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 27,844 29,754 –6.4 17,300 15,270 13.3 6,183 6,713 –7.9 666 528 26.2
31-34 Base metal and machinery 36,253 31,951 13.5 45,286 38,208 18.5 6,784 7,016 –3.3 521 325 60.4
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 54,454 30,130 80.7 9,166 4,518 102.8 4,639 2,163 114.5 675 396 70.2
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 45,562 18,464 146.8 23,956 10,681 124.3 9,261 3,309 179.9 681 552 23.3
-- Commodity Unknown 311 S S S S S S S S 830 314 164.2

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.