Figure 4 - Value Per Ton of Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993 and 2002

Figure 4 - Value Per Ton of Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993 and 2002

(Commodity Flow Survey Data Only)

(Current dollars)

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Distance Year
1993 2002
All distances 600 720
Less than 100 356 435
100 to 250 808 898
250 to 999 1,065 1,231
1,000 or more 1,968 2,088

NOTE: 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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from the 1993, 1997, and 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, December 2004.