2007 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Alabama

2007 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Alabama

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Alabama $ 182,785 (millions) 268,926 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 1.5 2.1

Commodity Shipments Originating in Alabama by Value

2 Digits SCTG - Commodity Desc. Percent of value
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 15.7
32 Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes 7.7
43 Mixed freight 6.8
33 Articles of base metal 5.3
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 4.4
Other commodities 60.1
Total 100.0

Commodity Shipments Originating in Alabama by Weight

2 Digits SCTG - Commodity Desc. Percent of weight
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 17.4
12 Gravel and crushed stone 13.5
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 10.9
15 Nonagglomerated bituminous coal 10.0
26 Wood products 6.6
Other commodities 41.6
Total 100.0

Outbound Shipments for State of Alabama by Value and Weight

State of Destination Percent of value
Alabama 39.6
Georgia 10.2
Mississippi 5.7
Tennessee 5.2
Florida 5.0
Texas 4.3
Other states 30.0
Total 100.0

State of Destination Percent of weight
Alabama 68.9
Georgia 5.7
Mississippi 4.3
Tennessee 2.9
Florida 2.5
Texas 2.3
Other states 13.4
Total 100.0

Inbound Shipments for State of Alabama by Value and Weight

State of Origin Percent of value
Alabama 38.4
Georgia 9.6
Tennessee 5.6
Texas 5.5
Mississippi 3.9
Florida 2.9
Other states 34.0
Total 100.0

State of Origin Percent of weight
Alabama 63.8
Georgia 5.7
Mississippi 3.7
Kentucky 2.9
Tennessee 2.4
Wyoming 2.4
Other states 19.0
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Alabama

Mode of Transportation Percent of value
Truck 75.6
Air (incl truck and air) 0.5
Rail 6.8
Water 0.4
Pipeline S
Multiple modes 15.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9.8
Other and unknown modes 1.5
Total 100.0

Mode of Transportation Percent of weight
Truck 80.7
Air (incl truck and air) Z
Rail 14.1
Water S
Pipeline S
Multiple modes 2.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 0.2
Other and unknown modes 1.6
Total 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Alabama

Distance Shipped Percent of value
Less than 50 miles 28.4
50 to 99 miles 9.5
100 to 249 miles 19.3
250 to 499 miles 18.3
500 to 749 miles 12.6
750 to 999 miles 5.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 3.1
2,000 miles or more 1.1
Total 100.0

Distance Shipped Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 53.6
50 to 99 miles 11.8
100 to 249 miles 16.0
250 to 499 miles 8.7
500 to 749 miles 5.6
750 to 999 miles 2.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 0.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 0.9
2,000 miles or more 0.3
Total 100.0

Shipment by Industry Originating in Alabama

NAICS - Industry Percent of value
212 Mining (except oil and gas) 1.1
31-33 Manufacturing 60.4
42 Wholesale trade 31.1
4541 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses 1.1
45431 Fuel dealers 0.2
4931 Warehousing and storage 4.4
5111 Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers 0.1
551114 Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices 1.6
Total 100.0

NAICS - Industry Percent of weight
212 Mining (except oil and gas) 23.3
31-33 Manufacturing 42.1
42 Wholesale trade 32.0
4541 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses Z
45431 Fuel dealers 0.1
4931 Warehousing and storage 0.5
5111 Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers Z
551114 Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices 2.0
Total 100.0

* Estimate for pipelines exclude shipments of crude petroleum.
** Multiple modes inlcudes Parcel, U.S.P.S or Courier, Truck-Rail, Truck-Water, Rail-Water and Other multiple modes
- = Represents data cell equal to zero.
S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.
Z = Less than half the unit shown. Represents an estimate that is between zero and half the unit shown, thus, has rounded down to zero.

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 Commodity Flow Survey data, March 2010.