Table 5a. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for the United States: 2002

Table 5a. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for the United States: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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SCTG code Commodity description (2-digit) Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent 2002
(millions)
Percent
  Total2 8,397,210 100.0 11,667,919 100.0 3,137,898 100.0 546
01 Live animals and live fish 7,410 6,118 1,586 530
02 Cereal grains 53,835 0.6 561,089 4.8 264,239 8.4 138
03 Other agricultural products 129,471 1.5 259,178 2.2 109,362 3.5 481
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, n.e.c. 52,142 0.6 227,991 2.0 51,158 1.6 167
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 201,304 2.4 84,506 0.7 41,352 1.3 162
06
Milled grain products and preparations, and
bakery products
113,379 1.4 109,311 0.9 49,001 1.6 189
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 355,561 4.2 448,924 3.8 161,565 5.1 179
08 Alcoholic beverages 108,991 1.3 89,434 0.8 25,735 0.8 55
09 Tobacco products 69,868 0.8 4,370 983 334
10 Monumental or building stone 3,039 22,451 0.2 1,571 170
11 Natural sands 3,644 472,975 4.1 29,990 1.0 45
12 Gravel and crushed stone 12,850 0.2 1,866,487 16.0 105,826 3.4 30
13 Nonmetallic minerals n.e.c. 10,066 0.1 184,632 1.6 56,630 1.8 185
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 14,027 0.2 98,267 0.8 63,028 2.0 474
15 Coal 22,875 0.3 1,239,862 10.6 686,279 21.9 120
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 279,407 3.3 1,063,569 9.1 117,219 3.7 52
18 Fuel oils 116,119 1.4 549,007 4.7 55,464 1.8 32
19 Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 82,130 1.0 447,975 3.8 93,001 3.0 102
20 Basic chemicals 153,656 1.8 347,670 3.0 115,961 3.7 417
21 Pharmaceutical products 479,117 5.7 24,270 0.2 11,337 0.4 693
22 Fertilizers 34,049 0.4 264,319 2.3 87,605 2.8 157
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 226,598 2.7 105,962 0.9 53,657 1.7 385
24 Plastics and rubber 325,673 3.9 139,973 1.2 80,827 2.6 424
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 5,756 S S 7,790 0.2 S
26 Wood products 158,586 1.9 345,940 3.0 120,151 3.8 242
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 102,495 1.2 137,053 1.2 78,160 2.5 206
28 Paper or paperboard articles 103,713 1.2 69,211 0.6 23,360 0.7 282
29 Printed products 134,452 1.6 34,015 0.3 17,037 0.5 816
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 466,429 5.6 51,232 0.4 31,787 1.0 940
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 149,951 1.8 967,978 8.3 135,937 4.3 357
32
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and
in finished basic shapes
259,834 3.1 328,053 2.8 121,330 3.9 270
33 Articles of base metal 234,571 2.8 116,447 1.0 42,680 1.4 392
34 Machinery 484,152 5.8 63,390 0.5 34,535 1.1 377
35
Electronic and other electrical equipment
and components and office equipment
890,803 10.6 49,592 0.4 30,269 1.0 713
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 748,550 8.9 133,088 1.1 59,029 1.9 395
37 Transportation equipment, n.e.c. 155,013 1.8 18,352 0.2 10,649 0.3 1,074
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 225,070 2.7 18,352 0.2 3,912 0.1 922
39
Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports,
lamps, lighting fittings, and...
139,727 1.7 32,546 0.3 13,705 0.4 515
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 387,426 4.6 79,208 0.7 34,467 1.1 995
41 Waste and scrap 37,896 0.5 217,234 1.9 48,009 1.5 166
43 Mixed freight 840,346 10.0 299,926 2.6 52,823 1.7 329
-- Commodity unknown 17,229 0.2 24,266 0.2 8,889 0.3 485

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, United States Data, December 2004.