Table 5 Shipment Characteristics by Industry for the United States: 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

NAICS
Code (1)
NAICS description 2012 Value
(million $)
2012 Tons
(thousands)
2012 Ton-miles (2)
(millions)
2012 Average miles per shipment Value CV (3) Tons CV Ton-miles CV Average miles per shipment CV
  Total for all sectors 13,625,059 11,695,463 3,319,666 586 1.0 1.2 3.9 1.4
212 Mining (except oil and gas) 108,982 3,231,752 1,164,045 46 2.6 3.9 12.5 3.4
31-33 Manufacturing 5,702,546 4,327,439 1,256,001 700 1.0 1.2 2.2 1.3
311 Food manufacturing 728,059 554,405 272,170 259 1.8 2.9 4.5 13.2
312 Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 141,582 167,653 45,554 245 6.9 4.3 5.8 21.3
313 Textile mills 30,580 6,533 3,656 800 5.7 6.1 4.7 3.0
314 Textile product mills 23,059 6,692 2,393 946 5.5 24.4 12.1 5.0
315 Apparel manufacturing 13,102 523 421 1,345 2.7 8.7 7.2 4.7
316 Leather and allied product manufacturing 5,689 630 585 979 4.0 5.9 13.3 6.2
321 Wood product manufacturing 76,014 193,636 51,118 403 2.3 5.1 4.9 6.3
322 Paper manufacturing 173,710 150,937 79,759 554 1.7 3.5 3.3 6.0
323 Printing and related support activities 78,793 22,711 10,566 768 3.3 6.3 6.7 4.1
324 Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 878,880 1,383,785 186,343 156 3.1 3.9 7.1 6.1
325 Chemical manufacturing 761,514 563,815 268,412 820 2.1 4.2 5.4 2.9
326 Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 214,915 57,128 32,739 757 0.9 2.0 2.2 3.7
327 Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 95,784 760,376 75,775 171 1.4 5.1 6.8 8.0
331 Primary metal manufacturing 302,584 202,494 92,867 623 2.3 10.3 6.7 7.6
332 Fabricated metal product manufacturing 341,310 97,267 38,351 569 1.3 3.3 4.6 2.3
333 Machinery manufacturing 396,776 41,148 29,348 859 2.1 4.2 5.3 1.6
334 Computer and electronic product manufacturing 339,145 4,914 4,136 1,175 3.8 10.2 7.7 1.3
335 Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing 123,033 17,661 12,531 999 1.9 2.8 3.1 1.4
336 Transportation equipment manufacturing 752,957 71,603 32,722 790 5.0 4.2 5.4 2.3
337 Furniture and related product manufacturing 64,076 14,148 9,243 797 2.9 6.4 7.8 3.4
339 Miscellaneous manufacturing 160,985 9,380 7,315 924 3.8 9.4 5.2 1.5
42 Wholesale trade 5,719,690 3,613,366 781,391 383 1.1 1.4 5.5 1.8
423 Merchant wholesalers, durable goods 2,463,311 1,057,631 236,436 422 1.3 3.0 5.1 1.9
4231 Motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers 545,608 77,407 30,759 310 1.9 3.7 10.1 5.8
4232 Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers 58,497 15,096 8,026 725 3.3 11.4 20.8 4.2
4233 Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers 128,839 421,069 46,122 99 1.8 9.1 21.3 4.7
4234 Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers 391,279 23,084 11,029 627 3.4 5.4 6.3 4.9
4235 Metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers 178,884 137,276 36,875 202 3.0 5.3 11.3 5.4
4236 Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers 389,110 26,876 10,478 442 5.1 9.2 11.1 8.1
4237 Hardware and plumbing merchant wholesalers 112,982 16,555 4,373 257 2.1 4.2 7.5 7.3
4238 Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers 434,334 66,956 14,936 304 2.3 6.4 6.9 3.4
4239 Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers 223,778 273,312 73,838 887 1.8 5.8 6.8 3.6
424 Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 3,256,378 2,555,735 544,955 305 1.8 1.8 7.6 2.9
4241 Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers 98,036 43,064 9,473 290 2.6 7.8 10.8 8.4
4242 Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers 514,459 12,816 6,561 466 5.7 11.8 24.9 9.8
4243 Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers 118,485 9,917 8,315 1,024 5.2 15.6 17.2 3.1
4244 Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers 684,865 363,837 80,794 122 1.6 3.7 8.4 8.5
4245 Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers 224,640 630,782 240,845 152 3.6 2.9 5.2 12.3
4246 Chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers 160,067 120,019 27,356 256 2.9 5.4 5.5 8.4
4247 Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers 1,080,702 1,137,111 118,681 62 2.6 3.3 28.5 21.5
4248 Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers 117,312 57,176 4,254 44 2.5 2.6 14.2 8.0
4249 Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 257,813 181,014 48,676 456 3.0 6.6 11.7 5.9
4541 Electronic shopping and mail-order houses 319,368 13,288 9,582 1,052 5.0 7.7 10.6 1.6
45431 Fuel dealers 38,639 39,714 1,031 20 4.5 5.1 18.8 4.4
4931 Warehousing and storage 1,329,396 272,394 70,874 737 7.2 6.2 6.8 3.8
5111 Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers 49,138 11,004 1,964 223 8.1 16.0 18.2 32.5
551114 Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices 357,300 186,506 34,778 629 16.6 21.3 18.4 11.3

KEY:
(1) Based on 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
(2) Ton–miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
(3) Coefficient of Variation.

NOTE: 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.