2007 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Rhode Island

2007 Commodity Flow Survey State Summary: Rhode Island

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Summary Value Weight
Total shipments originating in Rhode Island $ 28,662 (millions) 13,335 (thousand tons)
Percent of total U.S. shipments 0.2 0.1

Commodity Shipments Originating in Rhode Island by Value

2 Digits SCTG - Commodity Desc. Percent of value
43 Mixed freight 19.9
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 12.8
35 Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip 9.1
24 Plastics and rubber 7.9
33 Articles of base metal 6.3
Other commodities 44.0
Total 100.0

Commodity Shipments Originating in Rhode Island by Weight

2 Digits SCTG - Commodity Desc. Percent of weight
18 Fuel oils 13.4
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 10.2
11 Natural sands 9.3
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 9.1
7 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 6.1
Other commodities 51.9
Total 100.0

Outbound Shipments for State of Rhode Island by Value and Weight

State of Destination Percent of value
Massachusetts 22.2
Rhode Island 20.7
New York 8.1
Connecticut 6.5
Pennsylvania 3.6
Florida 3.5
Other states 35.4
Total 100.0

State of Destination Percent of weight
Rhode Island 56.7
Massachusetts 24.4
Connecticut 3.8
New York 2.2
New Jersey 1.7
Pennsylvania 1.2
Other states 10.1
Total 100.0

Inbound Shipments for State of Rhode Island by Value and Weight

State of Origin Percent of value
Rhode Island 21.1
Massachusetts 19.6
Connecticut 8.9
New York 8.7
New Jersey 8.3
Pennsylvania 4.5
Other states 28.8
Total 100.0

State of Origin Percent of weight
Rhode Island 44.5
Massachusetts 18.0
Connecticut 7.9
New York 5.6
Maine 2.8
Pennsylvania 2.3
Other states 18.8
Total 100.0

Modes of Transportation for Shipments Originating in Rhode Island

Mode of Transportation Percent of value
Truck 79.0
Air (incl truck and air) 1.7
Rail S
Water -
Pipeline -
Multiple modes 18.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 17.6
Other and unknown modes 0.9
Total 100.0

Mode of Transportation Percent of weight
Truck 95.3
Air (incl truck and air) 0.1
Rail S
Water -
Pipeline -
Multiple modes S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 0.9
Other and unknown modes S
Total 100.0

Domestic Distance Shipped for Commodities Originating in Rhode Island

Distance Shipped Percent of value
Less than 50 miles 38.3
50 to 99 miles 11.8
100 to 249 miles 14.2
250 to 499 miles 7.3
500 to 749 miles 5.4
750 to 999 miles 6.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 7.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles 3.4
2,000 miles or more 6.1
Total 100.0

Distance Shipped Percent of weight
Less than 50 miles 77.0
50 to 99 miles 7.8
100 to 249 miles 5.5
250 to 499 miles 2.8
500 to 749 miles 1.0
750 to 999 miles 3.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 0.8
2,000 miles or more 1.0
Total 100.0

Shipment by Industry Originating in Rhode Island

NAICS - Industry Percent of value
212 Mining (except oil and gas) 0.2
31-33 Manufacturing 46.6
42 Wholesale trade 32.1
4541 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses 1.1
45431 Fuel dealers 1.9
4931 Warehousing and storage 16.0
5111 Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers -
551114 Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices 2.1
Total 100.0

NAICS - Industry Percent of weight
212 Mining (except oil and gas) S
31-33 Manufacturing 27.9
42 Wholesale trade 35.4
4541 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses Z
45431 Fuel dealers 6.4
4931 Warehousing and storage 1.4
5111 Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers -
551114 Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices 1.1
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.