Table 26 - Comparison of Estimates of U.S. Total Commercial Activity for 2002

Table 26 - Comparison of Estimates of U.S. Total Commercial Activity for 2002

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Transportation mode Published preliminary estimates (1) New composite estimates (2)
Value
(billion $)
Tons
(million)
Ton-miles
(billion)
Value
(billion $)
Tons
(million)
Ton-miles
(billion)
All Modes 10,460 15,815 4,506 13,052 19,487 4,409
Truck 6,660 9,197 1,449 9,075 11,712 1,515
Rail 388 1,895 1,254 392 1,979 1,372
Water 867 2,345 733 673 1,668 485
Air (incl. truck and air) 777 10 15 563 6 13
Pipeline 285 1,656 753 896 3,529 688
Multiple modes 1,111 213 226 1,121 229 233
Unknown modes 373 499 77 331 365 103

(1) From Table 1 Commercial Freight Activity in the United States by Mode of Transportation: 1993, 1997, 2002 of Freight Shipments in America report, released April 2004. The value data as published were adjusted for inflation and are in 2000 chained dollars. This was done to make the value data comparable to 1997 and 1993, the other CFS years.
(2) From Table 1 of this current report Freight in America, released January 2006.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, January 2006.