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 38,479 35,170 9.4 275,583 229,306 20.2 78,437 70,611 11.1 297 174 70.2
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 584 958 –39 719 988 –27.2 144 159 –9.1 133 S S
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 1,710 1,058 61.7 2,019 764 164.2 253 33 658 45 54 –17.2
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores S 126 S 23,403 6,906 238.9 1,361 216 529.6 56 S S
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 7,237 6,094 18.7 203,682 193,658 5.2 67,083 61,497 9.1 S 35 S
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 10,839 10,020 8.2 S 7,564 S 3,532 4,648 –24 215 118 81.8
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 3,711 2,328 59.4 6,607 5,581 18.4 2,192 1,186 84.8 173 343 –49.7
31-34 Base metal and machinery 8,434 8,063 4.6 10,298 12,351 –16.6 3,263 2,318 40.8 280 173 61.9
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 2,891 4,780 –39.5 307 813 –62.2 161 449 –64.2 520 349 49.1
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 2,658 1,646 61.4 S 643 S 273 94 191 470 124 277.9
-- Commodity Unknown 111 98 13.6 S S S S S S S 414 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.