Figure 6 Higher Value Goods' Share of U.S. Freight Shipments: 1993, 1997 and 2002*

Figure 6
Higher Value Goods' Share of U.S. Freight Shipments: 1993, 1997 and 2002*

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(Commodity Flow Survey Data Only) (Percent)

  Higher value-per-ton goods Lower value-per-ton goods
Value 93 71 29
Value 97 71 29
Value 02 75 25
Tons 93 10 90
Tons 97 10 90
Tons 02 13 87
Ton-miles 93 16 83
Ton-miles 97 18 82
Ton-miles 02 18 82

KEY: * 2002 data are preliminary.

NOTE: Higher-value goods were valued at over $1,000 per ton and include pharmaceutical products, electronic and other electricals, transportation equipment, precision instruments, tobacco products, textile and leather products, and motorized vehicles. Lower-value goods were valued under $1000 per ton in 2002 and include milled grains, food and related products, chemical products, metal products, wood products, minerals and metallic products, fertilizers and coal. The data in this figure exclude the Bureau of Transportation Statistics estimates of out-of-scope missing pieces.

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