Table 4 Shipment Characteristics by Shipment Weight: 2012

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Estimates are based on preliminary data from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive

Shipment Weight 2012 Value
(million $)
Value (Percent of Total) 2012 Tons
(thousands)
Tons (Percent of Total) 2012 Ton-miles (1)
(millions)
Ton-miles (Percent of Total) 2012 Average miles per shipment Value CV (2) Standard Error for Value (Percent of Total) Tons CV Standard Error for Tons (Percent of Total) Ton-miles CV Standard Error for Ton-miles (Percent of Total) Average miles per shipment CV
All shipment sizes 13,625,059 100.0 11,695,463 100.0 3,319,666 100.0 586 1.0 0.0 1.2 0.0 3.9 0.0 1.4
Less than 50 lbs 1,724,805 12.7 28,757 0.2 16,182 0.5 695 2.1 0.3 1.6 Z 2.8 Z 1.5
50 - 99 lbs 430,687 3.2 17,334 0.1 6,242 0.2 361 2.1 0.1 1.5 Z 1.9 Z 1.8
100 - 499 lbs 1,165,618 8.6 99,154 0.8 26,500 0.8 276 1.6 0.1 1.6 Z 2.0 Z 1.4
500 - 749 lbs 358,438 2.6 49,944 0.4 11,739 0.4 235 2.4 0.1 2.1 Z 5.6 Z 6.2
750 - 999 lbs 256,317 1.9 43,660 0.4 9,525 0.3 218 2.7 Z 2.2 Z 2.8 Z 2.5
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 2,511,079 18.4 677,553 5.8 157,574 4.7 226 1.5 0.3 1.4 0.1 1.2 0.2 1.7
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 4,561,100 33.5 4,495,340 38.4 884,215 26.6 202 1.9 0.4 1.2 0.6 1.3 1.2 2.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 1,038,045 7.6 2,237,782 19.1 189,247 5.7 83 1.9 0.1 2.3 0.3 2.7 0.3 2.6
More than 100,000 lbs 1,578,969 11.6 4,045,939 34.6 2,018,441 60.8 538 4.2 0.5 2.8 0.7 6.5 1.7 1.9

KEY:
Z - Less than half the unit shown. For the 2012 CFS, represents an estimate that is between zero and half the unit shown, thus, has rounded down to zero.
(1) Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
(2) Coefficient of Variation.

NOTES: These data are preliminary and are subject to change; they will be superseded by data released in later reports. 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.
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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, 2012 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, Preliminary Release, December 2013.