Table 3b. Shipment Characteristics by Distance Shipped: 2007 and 2002

Table 3b. Shipment Characteristics by Distance Shipped: 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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Distance Shipped1
(Based on Great Circle Distance)
Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value CV3 Value Std. Error of % change Tons CV Tons Std. Error of % change Ton-miles CV Ton-miles Std. Error of % change
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent
change
2007
(thousands)
2002
(thousands)
Percent
change
2007
(millions)
2002
(millions)
Percent
change
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All distances 11,684,872 8,397,210 39.2 12,543,425 11,667,919 7.5 3,344,658 3,137,898 6.6 0.8 1.3 2.1 1.6 2 2.8 3.6 3.7 5.4
Less than 50 miles 3,851,545 2,503,895 53.8 6,948,743 6,309,437 10.1 156,161 127,277 22.7 1.4 1.4 3 2.1 3.2 4.2 2.6 3.9 5.8
50 to 99 miles 1,074,137 757,601 41.8 1,255,189 1,183,817 6.0 122,646 111,297 10.2 1.6 1.8 3.5 3.2 5.8 7.1 3.5 5.8 7.5
100 to 249 miles 1,777,031 1,329,245 33.7 1,585,315 1,480,571 7.1 374,666 329,721 13.6 1.3 2 3.2 3.2 2.9 4.6 4.3 2.8 5.9
250 to 499 miles 1,606,034 1,221,437 31.5 1,064,455 1,082,136 -1.6 529,308 534,562 -1.0 1.8 2.3 3.8 3.4 3.2 4.6 3.3 3.9 5.1
500 to 749 miles 1,019,498 844,880 20.7 618,981 604,036 2.5 533,163 504,193 5.7 1.6 3.4 4.5 3.5 3.1 4.8 3.6 3.6 5.4
750 to 999 miles 720,623 548,768 31.3 517,669 437,418 18.3 616,594 510,469 20.8 2.4 4 6.2 9.7 6.2 13.3 9.7 6.4 13.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 730,366 501,419 45.7 397,272 419,584 -5.3 624,921 660,359 -5.4 2.3 3.3 5.9 7.6 11.2 12.7 7.4 12 13.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 494,992 353,663 40.0 95,511 99,991 -4.5 207,175 217,826 -4.9 4.5 5.8 10.3 5.1 6.9 8.2 4.4 7 7.9
2,000 miles or more 410,646 336,302 22.1 60,290 50,929 18.4 180,023 142,193 26.6 4.7 6.3 9.5 5.6 3.9 8.1 6.8 4.3 10.2

1 Shipments are grouped into distance categories based on Great Circle Distance (GCD). GCD is the shortest distance between 2 points on the surface of a sphere over the surface of that sphere.
2 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
3 Coefficient of Variation.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. 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.