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 16,238 12,947 25.4 16,218 10,095 60.7 3,296 2,071 59.1 732 573 27.6
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 345 481 –28.4 976 1,627 –40 62 257 –75.7 S 762 S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 2,552 1,221 109.1 2,401 557 331.4 725 200 263.1 740 311 138.2
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 358 194 84.3 6,227 2,821 120.7 1,497 525 185.1 S S S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 503 413 22 2,550 1,827 39.5 75 63 18.4 S 26 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 629 659 –4.5 331 411 –19.4 112 71 56.2 561 227 147.5
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 1,505 1,891 –20.4 1,211 1,533 –21 501 716 –30 955 456 109.5
31-34 Base metal and machinery 840 1,046 –19.7 1,795 880 104 110 93 18.5 680 549 23.9
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 6,167 5,862 5.2 131 92 42.4 66 52 25.9 561 409 37.1
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 3,234 1,139 184.1 568 S S 145 93 56.5 912 922 –1.1
-- Commodity Unknown S S S S S S S S S 119 245 –51.3

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.