Table 8 - Freight Shipments by Shipment Size: 1993 and 2002

Table 8 - Freight Shipments by Shipment Size: 1993 and 2002

(Commodity Flow Survey data only)

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Shipment weight Value (billions $) Value (percent share) Percent change,
1993-2002
1993 2002 1993 2002
Less than 500 pounds 1,368 2,099 23.4 25.0 53.4
500 to 999 pounds 319 430 5.5 5.1 34.9
1,000 to 49,999 pounds 3,411 4,857 58.3 57.8 42.4
50,000 pounds or more 749 1,012 12.8 12.0 35.1
All shipment sizes 5,846 8,397 100.0 100.0 43.6

 

Shipment weight Tons (millions) Tons
(percent share)
Percentchange,
1993-2002
Less than 500 pounds 109 118 1.1 1.0 8.0
500 to 999 pounds 65 77 0.7 0.7 18.8
1,000 to 49,999 pounds 3,830 5,068 39.5 43.4 32.3
50,000 pounds or more 5,685 6,405 58.7 54.9 12.7
All shipment sizes 9,688 11,668 100.0 100.0 20.4

 

Shipment weight Ton-miles (billions) Ton-miles
(percent share)
Percent change,
1993-2002
Less than 500 pounds 29 37 1.2 1.2 28.9
500 to 999 pounds 13 17 0.6 0.6 28.0
1,000 to 49,999 pounds 728 1,038 30.1 33.1 42.6
50,000 pounds or more 1,651 2,046 68.2 65.2 23.9
All shipment sizes 2,421 3,138 100.0 100.0 29.6

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