Table 7c. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group and Export Mode of Transportation: Percent of Total for 2007 and 2002All Commodities 2

Table 7c. Export Shipment Characteristics by Commodity Group and Export Mode of Transportation: Percent of Total for 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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Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 100 100 100 - - - -
Single modes 89.1 85.4 96.1 92.9 0.5 1.3 0.5 1
Truck 3 17.8 24.9 12 11.3 0.6 1.9 0.7 1.6
Rail 4 2.9 10.6 10.2 0.4 0.3 1.1 1.9
Water 35.1 27.2 72.6 70.7 0.8 1 1.6 3.2
Air (incl truck and air) 32.1 30.3 0.8 0.7 0.7 1.3 0.1 0.2
Pipeline S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 6.6 12.0 0.1 5.0 0.4 1.5 - 0.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6.6 4.1 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.5 - -
Other and unknown modes 4.4 2.6 3.8 2.1 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.4

SCTG 01-05, Live animals and live fish

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 7.9 100 44.8 - 0.9 - 3.9
Single modes 96.9 7.5 97.6 43.2 0.6 0.9 0.8 3.7
Truck 3 9.4 1.0 3.7 1.4 1.7 0.3 0.9 0.4
Rail 3.7 0.3 7.1 2.3 0.9 - 2 0.7
Water 81.6 6.0 86.7 39.3 2.2 0.8 2.6 3.9
Air (incl truck and air) 2.1 S 0.1 S 0.5 S - S
Multiple modes S 0.3 - 0.9 S - - 0.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - S S S - S
Other and unknown modes 2.9 0.1 2.4 0.7 0.6 - 0.8 0.3

SCTG 06-09, Milled grain products and preparations, and bakery products

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 2.1 100 2.6 - 0.3 - 0.6
Single modes 94.5 1.9 95.8 2.4 1.5 0.3 0.9 0.6
Truck 3 27.4 0.6 22.4 0.7 3.1 - 2.8 0.3
Rail 5.8 0.2 13.9 0.5 1.5 - 3.5 0.1
Water 59.1 1.2 59.3 1.2 4.6 0.3 5.4 0.3
Air (incl truck and air) 2.2 S 0.2 S 0.4 S 0.1 S
Multiple modes 0.4 0.2 - 0.2 0.1 - - -
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 0.4 - - S 0.1 - - S
Other and unknown modes 5.1 - 4.1 - 1.4 - 0.9 -

SCTG 10-14, Monumental or building stone, except dolomite

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 0.7 100 5.8 - 0.1 - 1.9
Single modes 98.4 0.5 95.1 5.1 1 - 1.9 1.7
Truck 3 7.6 - 13.8 0.5 2.6 - 2.3 0.1
Rail 12.7 - 30.7 2.1 3.3 - 3 1.1
Water 52.5 0.4 50.4 2.5 7.8 - 4.3 1.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S 0.1 - S S 0.1 -
Multiple modes S S S 0.7 S S S 0.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 1 - S - 0.7 - S -

SCTG 15-19, Nonagglomerated bituminous coal

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 1.2 100 13.0 - 0.3 - 2.7
Single modes 94.8 1.1 95.5 12.0 1.5 0.3 2 2.2
Truck 3 9 0.2 2.3 S 5.3 0.1 1.2 S
Rail S - 9.1 0.5 S - 2.6 0.4
Water 63.1 0.8 82.6 10.7 8.3 0.3 4.1 2.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S
Pipeline S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S - S S S - S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - S S S - S
Other and unknown modes 5.2 - 4.5 S 1.5 - 2 S

SCTG 20-24, Pharmaceutical and chemical products

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 12.7 100 13.2 - 0.9 - 1.6
Single modes 93 11.7 95.7 12.6 0.7 0.8 0.7 1.6
Truck 3 16.6 3.0 17.5 1.8 0.9 0.2 2.1 0.3
Rail 7 0.6 21.8 3.5 0.9 0.2 2.3 0.9
Water 46.5 5.5 55.3 7.2 2.1 0.4 3.1 1.8
Air (incl truck and air) 22.9 2.6 1.1 - 2.6 0.4 0.2 -
Multiple modes 2 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.1 - -
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2 - 0.1 - 0.2 - - -
Other and unknown modes 5 0.2 4.2 0.1 0.7 - 0.7 -

SCTG 25-30, Logs, wood products, and textile and leather

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 6.3 100 7.0 - 0.5 - 0.8
Single modes 87.4 5.4 95.5 5.9 1.4 0.4 0.6 0.4
Truck 3 26.2 1.6 25.1 1.2 2.6 0.2 3.1 0.2
Rail 3.1 S 7 0.5 0.3 S 0.8 0.3
Water 49.2 3.0 62.9 4.2 3 0.4 3.5 0.4
Air (incl truck and air) 8.8 0.5 0.5 - 1 - 0.1 -
Pipeline S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 6.4 0.8 0.2 1.0 1 0.2 - 0.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6.4 0.2 0.2 - 1 - - -
Other and unknown modes 6.2 0.1 4.2 0.1 1 - 0.6 -

SCTG 31-34, Base metal and machinery

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 14.4 100 6.6 - 1.3 - 1
Single modes 89.8 12.1 92.6 5.2 0.5 1.1 0.6 1.1
Truck 3 28.4 5.6 40 2.2 1.5 0.7 2.3 0.4
Rail 3.2 0.3 14.3 0.4 0.5 - 1.4 0.1
Water 36.8 3.3 35.3 2.4 1.4 0.6 2.4 0.9
Air (incl truck and air) 21.4 2.9 3.1 0.1 1.4 0.4 0.9 -
Pipeline S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 4.8 1.4 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.1 - 0.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4.8 0.5 0.4 - 0.4 0.1 - -
Other and unknown modes 5.4 0.9 7.1 S 0.3 0.3 0.6 S

SCTG 35-38, Electronic, motorized vehicles, and precision instruments

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 47.9 100 3.5 - 2.2 - 0.6
Single modes 85.8 40.0 89.9 3.2 1 2.4 1.3 0.6
Truck 3 14.8 11.5 41.6 2.1 1.2 1.9 1.6 0.4
Rail 2.7 1.2 7.8 0.3 0.7 0.3 1.5 -
Water 15.4 4.5 32.7 0.6 1.3 0.6 3.3 0.2
Air (incl truck and air) 52.9 22.7 7.8 0.2 1.2 1.4 1.2 -
Pipeline S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 10.3 7.0 1.2 0.2 0.7 1.6 0.1 -
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 10.3 2.7 1.2 - 0.7 0.3 0.1 -
Other and unknown modes 3.9 0.9 9 0.1 0.6 0.3 1.3 -

SCTG 39-43, Furniture, mixed freight and misc manufactured products

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes 100 6.5 100 3.3 - 0.6 - 0.5
Single modes 86.6 5.0 98.2 3.0 1.9 0.4 0.5 0.5
Truck 3 17.3 1.2 10.6 0.7 1.3 0.2 2.7 0.2
Rail 1.2 - 5.4 0.1 0.4 - 1.5 -
Water 44.7 2.4 81.8 2.2 3.4 0.3 2.7 0.4
Air (incl truck and air) 23.5 1.3 0.5 - 3.2 0.2 0.2 -
Multiple modes 9.8 1.3 0.1 0.2 1.5 0.4 - -
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9.8 S 0.1 - 1.5 S - -
Other and unknown modes 3.6 0.2 1.6 - 0.5 - 0.5 -

SCTG 99, Commodity Unknown

Export mode of transportation Value (percent) Tons (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All modes S 0.3 S S S - S -
Single modes S 0.2 S S S - S -
Air (incl truck and air) S - S S S - S -
Other and unknown modes S S S 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 Estimates exlude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).
3 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.

NOTES: Rows are not shown if all cells for that particular row have no values. For example, specific coomodity group by mode rows are not shown in this table because there are no data for those rows. Value-of-shipment estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. 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.