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 177,395 147,293 20.4 259,594 200,852 29.2 46,724 49,680 –6 589 821 –28.3
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 10,741 14,667 –26.8 35,463 48,110 –26.3 5,952 8,448 –29.5 S S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 10,101 10,086 0.2 9,786 9,272 5.5 5,549 5,634 –1.5 229 145 58
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 2,647 952 178.2 S 38,667 S 4,121 1,031 299.6 S 22 S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 12,153 8,381 45 57,581 41,381 39.2 5,858 6,883 –14.9 25 24 5.6
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 7,896 9,805 –19.5 5,082 9,500 –46.5 1,175 4,954 –76.3 938 360 160.8
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 17,337 18,214 –4.8 26,992 22,336 20.8 17,421 14,784 17.8 729 821 –11.3
31-34 Base metal and machinery 13,107 13,722 –4.5 6,842 19,972 –65.7 2,963 5,017 –40.9 325 324 0.3
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 72,195 55,546 30 1,099 891 23.3 710 763 –7 530 616 –14
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 30,779 14,500 112.3 10,050 8,171 23 2,810 1,678 67.4 838 1,625 –48.4
-- Commodity Unknown 438 1,420 –69.1 220 S S S 489 S 689 550 25.3

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.