Table 6. Shipment Characteristics by Three-Digit Commodity for the United States: 2002

Table 6. Shipment Characteristics by Three-Digit Commodity for the United States: 2002

[For explanation of terms and meaning of abbreviations and symbols, see introductory text. Detail may not add to total because of rounding]

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SCTG
code
Commodity description (3-digit) Value Tons Ton-miles1 Avg miles
per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
  Total2 8,397,210 100.0 11,667,919 100.0 3,137,898 100.0 546
010 Live animals and live fish 7,410 6,118 1,586 530
021 Wheat 13,103 0.2 110,165 0.9 46,334 1.5 213
022 Corn, except sweet 33,465 0.4 389,568 3.3 191,932 6.1 104
029 Other cereal grains 7,267 61,356 0.5 25,972 0.8 178
031 Fresh or chilled potatoes (Irish potatoes), except sweet 5,547 9,411 7,676 0.2 111
032 Fresh or chilled edible vegetables, except potatoes (Irish potatoes), and 33,998 0.4 39,720 0.3 16,461 0.5 104
033 Fresh, chilled, or dried edible fruit and nuts 32,608 0.4 28,765 0.2 16,562 0.5 1,168
034 Soya beans 27,923 0.3 157,527 1.4 54,615 1.7 102
035 Oil seeds and nuts, except olives and soya beans 5,062 7,566 4,535 0.1 505
036 Bulbs, live plants, and seeds for sowing, nec 5,602 2,574 1,166 1,139
039 Fresh-cut flowers, plants, and parts of plants, and other agricultural 18,730 0.2 13,615 0.1 8,346 0.3 S
041 Cereal straw or husks, forage products, residues and waste from the food 14,827 0.2 74,790 0.6 26,215 0.8 S
042 Animal feed preparations 37,315 0.4 153,201 1.3 24,943 0.8 207
051 Meat including poultry, except preparations 173,911 2.1 77,692 0.7 37,417 1.2 169
052 Fish, except live, and seafood, except preparations 24,148 0.3 4,207 2,204 135
053 Preparations, extracts, and juices of meat, fish, or seafood 3,245 2,608 S S 382
061 Wheat flour, groats, and meal 7,840 27,967 0.2 7,085 0.2 469
062 Malt, starches, inulin, wheat gluten, and milled or otherwise worked 7,667 21,519 0.2 15,401 0.5 407
063 Food preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk 40,772 0.5 29,771 0.3 15,289 0.5 307
064 Bakery products 57,100 0.7 30,054 0.3 11,225 0.4 145
071 Dairy products, except chocolate milk, eggnog, and food preparations of milk 92,759 1.1 97,020 0.8 20,607 0.7 90
072 Processed or prepared vegetables, fruit, or nuts, except dried or milled, 65,597 0.8 60,688 0.5 40,384 1.3 219
073 Coffee, tea, and spices, except unprocessed coffee and unfermented tea 15,079 0.2 4,408 2,873 353
074 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products, prepared 20,756 0.2 55,675 0.5 24,994 0.8 241
075 Cane, beet, and other sugars in solid form, sugar syrups not containing 11,502 0.1 37,603 0.3 24,863 0.8 296
076 Confectionery, cocoa, and cocoa preparations 20,234 0.2 6,083 3,851 0.1 897
077 Edible preparations, nec and vinegar 57,168 0.7 39,116 0.3 23,149 0.7 577
078 Nonalcoholic beverages, nec and ice 72,468 0.9 148,332 1.3 20,845 0.7 45
081 Malt Beer 64,250 0.8 68,395 0.6 14,862 0.5 38
082 Wine and other fermented beverages 21,974 0.3 8,686 5,725 0.2 114
083 Spirituous beverages and ethyl alcohol 22,767 0.3 12,352 0.1 5,148 0.2 58
090 Tobacco products 69,868 0.8 4,370 983 334
100 Monumental or building stone, except dolomite 3,039 22,451 0.2 1,571 170
110 Natural sands, except metal-bearing 3,644 472,975 4.1 29,990 1.0 45
120 Gravel and crushed stone, except dolomite and slate 12,850 0.2 1,866,487 16.0 105,826 3.4 30
131 Salt 2,394 30,786 0.3 11,584 0.4 227
132 Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminum-calcium phosphates, and 334 7,865 578 215
133 Dolomite 551 82,923 0.7 19,247 0.6 51
139 Other nonmetallic minerals 6,788 63,057 0.5 25,221 0.8 273
141 Iron ores and concentrates 2,937 86,701 0.7 58,699 1.9 510
149 Other metallic ores and concentrates 11,090 0.1 11,566 0.1 4,329 0.1 460
151 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 21,637 0.3 1,131,130 9.7 678,647 21.6 128
159 Other coal 1,238 108,732 0.9 7,632 0.2 S
171 Gasoline 263,181 3.1 986,959 8.5 107,483 3.4 51
172 Aviation turbine fuel (types A and B) 16,226 0.2 76,610 0.7 9,736 0.3 96
180 Fuel oils 116,119 1.4 549,007 4.7 55,464 1.8 32
191 Lubricating oils and greases 26,342 0.3 29,013 0.2 9,235 0.3 136
192 Refined petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, nec 13,002 0.2 64,612 0.6 14,160 0.5 77
193 Gaseous hydrocarbons 19,832 0.2 80,540 0.7 14,359 0.5 59
199 Other products of petroleum refining, and coal products 22,954 0.3 273,810 2.3 55,247 1.8 81
201 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) and potassium hydroxide (caustic potash) 3,760 23,732 0.2 9,870 0.3 168
202 Inorganic chemicals, nec 43,965 0.5 156,956 1.3 43,880 1.4 209
203 Cyclic hydrocarbons 9,729 0.1 21,293 0.2 4,732 0.2 303
204 Phenols, phenol-alcohols, aldehydes, cyclic polymers of aldehydes, 13,890 0.2 26,267 0.2 8,616 0.3 943
205 Organic chemicals, nec 82,312 1.0 119,424 1.0 48,863 1.6 702
210 Pharmaceutical products 479,117 5.7 24,270 0.2 11,337 0.4 693
220 Fertilizers and fertilizer materials 34,049 0.4 264,319 2.3 87,605 2.8 157
231 Paints and varnishes, tanning or dyeing extracts, tannins and their 51,662 0.6 21,040 0.2 10,526 0.3 285
232 Essential oils and resinoids, and perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations 43,207 0.5 11,478 0.1 5,954 0.2 591
233 Soap, organic surface-active agents, cleaning preparations, polishes and 35,932 0.4 24,943 0.2 15,173 0.5 349
234 Photographic film, plates, paper, paperboard, or textiles, and chemical 27,386 0.3 3,074 1,688 266
235 Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbic 22,567 0.3 7,136 2,334 361
239 Other chemical products and preparations 45,844 0.5 38,292 0.3 17,982 0.6 421
241 Plastics in primary forms, rubber in primary forms or sheets, and 64,685 0.8 54,046 0.5 35,650 1.1 385
242 Manmade fibers and plastics basic shapes and articles 183,854 2.2 66,136 0.6 33,731 1.1 470
243 Rubber articles 77,134 0.9 19,791 0.2 11,446 0.4 324
250 Logs and other wood in the rough 5,756 S S 7,790 0.2 S
261 Wood chips or particles 2,543 81,728 0.7 8,286 0.3 86
262 Lumber, wood continuously shaped along any of its edges or faces, and 68,276 0.8 160,915 1.4 61,212 2.0 178
263 Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood, particle board, fiberboard, plywood, 32,206 0.4 67,983 0.6 41,125 1.3 268
264 Builders joinery and carpentry of wood, except shingles and shakes 42,441 0.5 13,945 0.1 3,739 0.1 261
269 Other wood products 13,120 0.2 21,369 0.2 5,789 0.2 386
271 Pulp of fibrous cellulosic materials 6,479 15,889 0.1 9,571 0.3 353
272 Newsprint in large rolls or sheets 3,588 6,960 4,426 0.1 344
273 Uncoated paper and paperboard in large rolls or sheets 54,830 0.7 77,079 0.7 42,396 1.4 164
274 Coated, impregnated, treated, or worked paper and paperboard, in large 37,598 0.4 37,126 0.3 21,767 0.7 288
280 Paper or paperboard articles 103,713 1.2 69,211 0.6 23,360 0.7 282
291 Printed books, brochures, leaflets, and similar printed products 62,199 0.7 10,347 5,340 0.2 886
292 Newspapers, journals, and periodicals 7,781 3,413 1,131 684
293 Advertising material, commercial or trade catalogues, and similar printed 24,160 0.3 12,418 0.1 6,282 0.2 688
299 Other printed products 40,312 0.5 7,837 4,284 0.1 794
301 Textile fibers, yarns, and broadwoven or knitt 67,485 0.8 14,524 0.1 5,320 0.2 844
302 Textile clothing and accessories, and headgear, except safety 247,605 2.9 12,597 0.1 11,960 0.4 966
303 Textiles and textile articles, nec 100,520 1.2 20,779 0.2 11,483 0.4 849
304 Footwear 40,140 0.5 1,883 1,657 1,075
305 Leather and articles, luggage of related materials, and dressed furskins 10,680 0.1 S S S S 1,068
311 Hydraulic cements 8,099 0.1 116,523 1.0 14,089 0.4 91
312 Ceramic products 30,368 0.4 48,246 0.4 30,462 1.0 803
313 Glass and glass products 46,715 0.6 61,168 0.5 19,348 0.6 407
319 Other nonmetallic mineral products 64,769 0.8 742,041 6.4 72,037 2.3 72
321 Iron and steel in primary forms, in semifinished forms, or in powders or 21,857 0.3 23,096 0.2 8,113 0.3 499
322 Flat-rolled products of iron or steel 93,905 1.1 177,550 1.5 57,855 1.8 208
323 Bars, rods, angles, shapes, sections, and wire, of iron or steel 51,538 0.6 74,320 0.6 27,966 0.9 234
324 Nonferrous metal, except precious, in unwrought forms, in finished basic 92,535 1.1 53,087 0.5 27,396 0.9 319
331 Pipes, tubes, and fittings 59,279 0.7 44,753 0.4 14,156 0.5 201
332 Structures and parts, except prefabricated buildings 54,964 0.7 27,407 0.2 10,620 0.3 341
333 Handtools, cutlery, except of precious metals, interchangeable tools for 72,214 0.9 12,980 0.1 6,354 0.2 455
339 Other articles of metal 48,114 0.6 31,307 0.3 11,551 0.4 501
341 Internal-combustion piston engines 84,943 1.0 10,473 4,169 0.1 324
342 Turbines, boilers, nuclear reactors, and nonelectric engines and motors, 26,170 0.3 1,097 914 647
343 Pumps, compressors, and fans, and ventilating or recycling hoods 42,503 0.5 4,685 3,465 0.1 388
344 Air-conditioning, refrigerating, or freezing equipment 41,171 0.5 6,973 4,932 0.2 248
345 Materials-handling, excavating, boring, and related machinery and equipment 49,999 0.6 11,741 0.1 4,045 0.1 417
349 Other machinery 239,366 2.9 28,422 0.2 17,010 0.5 399
351 Electric motors, generators, generating sets, rotary converters, 38,310 0.5 4,928 3,079 0.1 455
352 Electric cooking appliances and other electrothermic or electromechanical 20,880 0.2 4,082 3,726 0.1 858
353 Line telephone or telegraph apparatus 54,845 0.7 932 761 874
354 Electronic entertainment products, except parts 60,165 0.7 3,630 2,363 798
355 Computer and office equipment 205,378 2.4 3,920 3,330 0.1 971
356 Prepared unrecorded or prerecorded media 49,662 0.6 1,256 795 992
357 Transmission apparatus for radio or television broadcasting, radio 26,350 0.3 294 295 863
358 Electronic components and parts 173,300 2.1 2,396 2,272 1,017
359 Other electronic and electrical equipment 261,914 3.1 28,155 0.2 13,649 0.4 366
361 Motor vehicles for the transport of less than 257,320 3.1 24,742 0.2 14,581 0.5 1,504
362 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and road tractors for 27,148 0.3 5,331 2,669 178
363 Other vehicles 84,596 1.0 15,714 0.1 7,422 0.2 356
364 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles, except motorcycles and armored 379,486 4.5 87,301 0.7 34,357 1.1 343
371 Locomotives and rolling stock, railway track fixtures and fittings, 12,125 0.1 17,110 0.1 9,634 0.3 686
372 Aircraft and spacecraft 134,093 1.6 598 546 1,172
373 Ships, boats, and floating structures 8,794 0.1 644 468 852
381 Optical elements, instruments, and apparatus, except photographic and 21,132 0.3 253 206 887
382 Photographic and photocopying machines 25,775 0.3 838 600 952
383 Surveying, hydrographic, oceanographic, hydro 10,650 0.1 41 33 725
384 Instruments, apparatus, and appliances for medical, surgical, dental, or 124,230 1.5 16,542 0.1 2,494 1,029
385 Meters and other instruments and apparatus for 43,282 0.5 678 579 778
390 Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and 139,727 1.7 32,546 0.3 13,705 0.4 515
401 Arms and ammunition 8,527 0.1 668 488 970
402 Toys, games, and sporting equipment 70,700 0.8 6,183 4,787 0.2 1,156
409 Miscellaneous manufactured products 308,199 3.7 72,358 0.6 29,192 0.9 963
411 Metallic waste and scrap 35,507 0.4 192,646 1.7 39,807 1.3 142
412 Nonmetallic waste and scrap, except from food processing 2,389 24,588 0.2 8,201 0.3 268
439 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.