Table 4e. Shipment Characteristics by Shipment Weight: Percent of Total for 2002, 1997 and 1993

Table 4e. Shipment Characteristics by Shipment Weight: Percent of Total for 2002, 1997 and 1993

[Estimates are based on the 2002, 1997, and 1993 Commodity Flow Surveys. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Shipment Weight Value (percent) Tons (percent) Ton-miles1 (percent)
2002 1997 1993 2002 1997 1993 2002 1997 1993
All shipment sizes 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Less than 50 lbs 11.8 12.0 10.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4
50 to 99 lbs 3.5 3.6 3.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1
100 to 499 lbs 9.7 10.5 10.1 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7
500 to 749 lbs 2.9 3.2 3.0 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3
750 to 999 lbs 2.2 2.2 2.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 21.2 22.1 23.5 5.3 5.3 5.5 4.9 5.0 4.8
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 36.6 33.2 34.9 38.2 37.7 34.0 28.1 28.2 25.3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 4.6 5.1 4.8 18.3 18.8 21.2 6.0 6.6 6.6
100,000 lbs or more 7.4 8.1 8.0 36.6 36.5 37.5 59.2 58.4 61.6

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.

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, United States Data, December 2004.