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 589,064 561,516 4.9 1,082,596 895,115 20.9 229,846 205,463 11.9 358 403 –11.2
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 33,264 27,819 19.6 72,957 54,902 32.9 21,151 13,085 61.6 S 77 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 27,459 41,528 –33.9 31,048 35,635 –12.9 8,890 10,100 –12 113 181 –37.7
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,018 2,334 –13.5 134,894 125,181 7.8 7,557 9,827 –23.1 S 66 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 85,470 64,814 31.9 466,266 385,151 21.1 69,977 60,309 16 177 141 25.6
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 115,305 112,803 2.2 166,728 131,594 26.7 59,506 69,742 –14.7 473 365 29.6
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 35,491 43,470 –18.4 28,277 26,342 7.3 10,165 8,765 16 696 546 27.4
31-34 Base metal and machinery 79,064 64,527 22.5 132,108 103,884 27.2 38,282 22,867 67.4 234 264 –11.5
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 115,760 140,335 –17.5 12,450 6,830 82.3 6,450 3,517 83.4 473 617 –23.3
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 93,319 61,763 51.1 33,925 23,744 42.9 7,441 6,630 12.2 354 495 –28.6
-- Commodity Unknown S 2,123 S S 1,853 S S 621 S S 347 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.