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 164,557 122,527 34.3 268,935 236,721 13.6 44,113 47,600 –7.3 441 468 –5.7
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 7,780 8,365 –7 8,198 10,860 –24.5 3,484 3,376 3.2 148 80 84.7
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 26,024 19,944 30.5 12,272 11,268 8.9 3,849 3,058 25.9 234 98 138.8
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 934 622 50.2 88,645 74,591 18.8 3,448 2,092 64.8 33 24 38.1
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 8,800 7,300 20.5 77,888 82,709 –5.8 16,339 25,117 –34.9 26 46 –43.3
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 18,727 15,222 23 7,738 6,960 11.2 3,424 1,934 77 361 295 22.2
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 25,300 24,125 4.9 34,042 21,155 60.9 6,072 5,855 3.7 740 694 6.6
31-34 Base metal and machinery 17,486 13,129 33.2 24,676 17,920 37.7 4,000 2,711 47.5 243 214 13.8
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 29,606 19,320 53.2 3,006 1,784 68.5 1,369 982 39.3 567 421 34.6
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 29,716 13,603 118.4 12,236 9,099 34.5 2,077 2,333 –10.9 370 820 –54.9
-- Commodity Unknown 186 S S 234 S S 50 S S S 381 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.