Figure 9 Value Per Ton of Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993, 1997, 2002*

Figure 9
Value Per Ton of Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993, 1997, 2002*

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(Commodity Flow Survey Data Only)

Distance Year
1993 1997 2002
All distances 603 626 733
Less than 100 miles 356 368 440
100 to 250 miles 808 810 866
250 to 999 miles 1,065 1,130 1,232
1,000 or more miles 2,233 2,472 2,209

KEY: * 2002 data are preliminary.

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, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on the 1993, 1997, and preliminary 2002 Commodity Flow Survey data.