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 217,451 177,858 22.3 229,502 233,880 –1.9 70,753 46,688 51.5 642 537 19.4
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 11,057 9,365 18.1 41,984 18,449 127.6 S 6,287 S 294 480 –38.8
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 31,372 25,311 23.9 23,483 18,831 24.7 8,070 7,188 12.3 370 502 –26.3
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 675 667 1.3 63,533 85,492 –25.7 12,525 4,048 209.4 113 51 121.1
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 2,836 7,103 –60.1 11,897 31,065 –61.7 4,508 2,322 94.1 117 36 222.2
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 18,860 17,402 8.4 18,010 8,466 112.7 6,371 2,649 140.5 319 462 –31.1
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 31,505 25,596 23.1 20,204 24,393 –17.2 8,659 12,226 –29.2 888 765 16.1
31-34 Base metal and machinery 35,653 38,293 –6.9 27,993 32,131 –12.9 5,739 6,736 –14.8 318 427 –25.5
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 39,648 34,646 14.4 7,871 4,694 67.7 2,994 2,317 29.2 414 408 1.6
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 45,323 18,900 139.8 14,260 9,470 50.6 3,200 2,762 15.9 812 802 1.3
-- Commodity Unknown 521 574 –9.4 266 S S 54 154 –64.9 252 533 –52.8

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.