Table 2b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Domestic Mode of Transportation: 2007 and 2002

Table 2b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Domestic Mode of Transportation: 2007 and 2002

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 and 2002 Commodity Flow Surveys. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

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Domestic mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles 1 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent change 2007 (millions) 2002 (millions) Percent change 2007 CV 2 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
All modes 873,409 595,518 46.7 479,578 487,473 -1.6 230,154 207,534 10.9 2.5 4.9 8.1 4.2 11.8 12.4 6.6 15 18.2
Single modes 666,462 512,647 30 404,786 464,146 -12.8 164,784 185,010 -10.9 3.4 5.8 8.7 5.2 12.4 11.7 7.4 15.2 15
Truck 3 481,925 386,968 24.5 210,910 184,093 14.6 78,673 84,122 -6.5 2.5 5.9 7.9 6.3 11.1 14.5 7.1 26 25.2
For-hire truck 366,520 - X 128,608 - X 70,600 - X 2.4 - X 4.1 - X 7.5 - X
Private truck 115,405 - X 82,303 - X 8,073 - X 8.7 - X 14.3 - X 9.3 - X
Rail 62,726 28,638 119 132,541 114,042 16.2 74,474 78,035 -4.6 9.9 6.3 25.7 12.9 13.6 21.6 11 16.1 18.5
Water 20,832 21,099 -1.3 58,013 156,664 -63 10,664 21,085 -49.4 15.8 20.2 25.2 15.1 21.4 9.7 23.1 17.5 14.8
Shallow draft 14,479 - X 39,761 - X S - S 24.1 - X 21.9 - X S - S
Great Lakes S - S 3,284 - X 1,399 - X S - S 28.9 - X 22 - X
Deep draft 6,123 - X 14,969 - X 6,242 - X 18.6 - X 22.5 - X 19.9 - X
Air (including truck and air) 98,873 75,042 31.8 926 1,404 -34.1 944 1,719 -45.1 12.2 9.9 20.4 6.4 24.1 16.4 11.5 31.5 18.4
Pipeline 4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 178,808 69,915 155.8 54,319 15,468 251.2 62,266 20,212 208.1 2.7 7.4 20.1 18 14.5 82.3 18.7 19.3 83.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 104,600 53,997 93.7 719 484 48.5 656 353 85.7 3.3 8.1 16.9 5.6 7.8 14.4 4.8 14.4 28.2
Truck and rail 49,303 13,388 268.3 26,263 9,366 180.4 34,741 9,760 256 7.7 10.4 47.7 13.1 15.8 58 15.5 6.4 60
Truck and water 18,146 - X 13,206 - X 19,575 - X 12.2 - X 39.7 - X 38.9 - X
Rail and water 1,841 - X S - S 3,225 - X 16.2 - X S - S 32.4 - X
Other multiple modes 5 4,917 2,531 94.3 9,752 5,617 73.6 4,070 10,098 -59.7 22.5 28.9 70.5 27 26.3 65.3 26 38.4 18.7
Other and unknown modes 28,139 12,955 117.2 20,472 7,859 160.5 3,103 2,312 34.2 7.6 16.4 39.4 34 21.1 105.7 13.9 22.2 35.2

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit shown; thus, it has been rounded to zero. X = Not applicable or comparison data unavailable.

1 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
2 Coefficient of Variation.
3 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipment that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.
4 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.
5 In this table, the 2002 and 2007 "Other multiple modes" categories are not directly comparable due to a definition change. For 2002, "Other multiple modes" includes shipments using "Truck and water", "Rail and water", and other mode combinations not specifically listed. For 2007, "Truck and water" and "Rail and water" are not part of "Other multiple modes".

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Estimated measures of sampling variability for each estimate known as coefficients of variation (CV) are also provided in these tables. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.