Table 5 Freight Shipments by Shipment Size: 1993, 1997, 2002*

Table 5
Freight Shipments by Shipment Size: 1993, 1997, 2002*

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(Commodity Flow Survey Data Only)

Shipment weight Value (current billions $) Value (percent share) Percent change 1993 and 2002
1993 1997 2002 1993 1997 2002
Less than 500 pounds 1,368 1,830 2,138 23.4 26.4 25.2 56.3
500 to 999 pounds 319 373 432 5.5 5.4 5.1 35.6
1,000 to 49,999 pounds 3,411 3,823 4,909 58.3 55.1 57.9 43.9
50,000 pounds or more 749 917 1,004 12.8 13.2 11.8 34.1
All shipment sizes 5,846 6,944 8,483 100.0 100.0 100.0 45.1

 

Shipment weight Tons (millions) Tons (percent share) Percent change 1993 and 2002
1993 1997 2002 1993 1997 2002
Less than 500 pounds 109 118 115 1.1 1.1 1.0 5.0
500 to 999 pounds 65 71 73 0.7 0.6 0.6 13.6
1,000 to 49,999 pounds 3,830 4,653 4,943 39.5 42.0 42.7 29.1
50,000 pounds or more 5,685 6,247 6,442 58.7 56.3 55.7 13.3
All shipment sizes 9,688 11,090 11,573 100.0 100.0 100.0 19.4

 

Shipment weight Ton-miles (billions) Ton-miles (percent share) Percent change 1993 and 2002
1993 1997 2002 1993 1997 2002
Less than 500 pounds 29 34 39 1.2 1.3 1.2 36.0
500 to 999 pounds 13 16 18 0.6 0.6 0.6 33.6
1,000 to 49,999 pounds 728 866 1,061 30.1 32.5 33.1 45.8
50,000 pounds or more 1,651 1,745 2,086 68.2 65.6 65.1 26.4
All shipment sizes 2,421 2,661 3,204 100.0 100.0 100.0 32.4

KEY: * 2002 data are preliminary.

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