Table 5b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 2007 and 2002

Table 5b. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group: 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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SCTG code 1 Commodity Description Value Tons Value Tons
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent change 2007 (thousands) 2002 (thousands) Percent change 2007 CV 2 2002 CV Standard Error of % change 2007 CV 2002 CV Standard Error of % change
  All Commodities 873,409 595,518 46.7 479,578 487,473 -1.6 2.5 4.9 8.1 4.2 11.8 12.4
01-05 Agriculture products and fish 59,864 47,056 27.2 165,711 218,571 -24.2 7.8 14.1 20.5 10.2 17.4 15.3
06-09 Grains, alcohol, and tobacco products 23,800 12,552 89.6 19,222 12,842 49.7 8.2 18.3 38.2 10.7 13.8 26.3
10-14 Stones, non-metallic minerals, and metallic ores 11,012 4,035 172.9 17,027 28,186 -39.6 26.3 16.9 86.8 13.5 23.9 16.6
15-19 Coal and petroleum products 3 25,494 6,946 267.0 92,585 63,235 46.4 11.9 31.2 122.3 16.9 24.2 43.4
20-24 Pharmaceutical and chemical products 125,331 75,620 65.7 52,633 64,254 -18.1 6.8 7.2 16.2 8.4 23.2 20.2
25-30 Logs, wood products, and textile and leather 41,236 37,489 10.0 32,987 34,177 -3.5 7.8 7.3 11.7 8.9 11 13.6
31-34 Base metal and machinery 146,139 85,835 70.3 32,537 31,965 1.8 4.7 7 14.4 3.4 12.4 13.1
35-38 Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments 368,098 285,483 28.9 16,576 17,083 -3.0 5.5 8.5 13 4.8 10.1 10.9
39-43 Furniture, mixed freight and misc. manufactured products 72,435 38,672 87.3 50,299 15,945 215.5 4 8.2 17 12.9 15.4 63.5
99 Commodity Unknown S 1,830 S S S S S 32.1 S S - S

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.

1 Standard Classification of Transported Goods.
2 Coefficient of Variation.
3 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

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.